The Baltimore Ravens have added a veteran receiver to boost their passing game. The team is signing Sammy Watkins to a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter. The deal is for $6 million with $5 million of it fully guaranteed.
Watkins is coming off a 2020 season in which he appeared in ten games and caught 37 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns. He spent the past three years with the Kansas City Chiefs, but struggled to break out. His best season came in 2019, when he caught 52 passes for 673 yards and three touchdowns.
He is not a long-term option for Baltimore, but he offers an upgrade at wide receiver. Marquise Brown led the Ravens last season with 58 receptions for 769 yards and eight touchdowns. Tight end Mark Andrews was the No. 2 pass catcher with 58 receptions for 701 yards and seven scores, while the next best wide receiver was Willie Snead, who caught 33 passes for 432 yards and three touchdowns.
While Watkins no longer has to compete with Tyreek Hill, the Ravens passing game as a whole is a step down from Kansas City. Watkins remains a limited factor in fantasy football.