How great would it be for Clemson football fans to see Sammy Watkins reunited with former teammate DeAndre Hopkins on the Houston Texans?
There are certainly questions when it comes to Sammy Watkins and his future with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Watkins- who had a solid season with the Super-Bowl winning Chiefs- caught 52 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.
It was the most promising season he’s had in the league in quite a few years and certainly left reason for optimism that he could take the next step into the development process.
All of that being said, Sammy Watkins could be looking for a new team.
Though reports have been shared recently that the Chiefs want to bring Watkins back, his contract could be the biggest hurdle.
Watkins is currently under team control for the 2020 season, but has an out that would clear $14 million in cap space, according to CBS Sports. If the Chiefs decided to keep him under his current deal, he’d account for $21 million against the cap and that would hurt Kansas City’s pursuit to extend Patrick Mahomes, DT Chris Jones and others.
In the end, that could lead to Watkins walking and looking for a new team for the 2020 season.
Earlier this week, Sammy Watkins posted on social media about looking forward to his next adventure- no matter where that ended being- and former Clemson football teammate DeAndre ‘Nuk’ Hopkins was quick to reach out.
I mean, in many ways, that would be the best QB in Clemson history throwing to who many consider to be the two best WRs in Tiger history, all on the same offense.
The Texans are likely to address the offensive line during the offseason and may not have the cap space to bring Sammy Watkins in, but it’s still a fun scenario to consider here in early March nonetheless.