Speaking of Watkins, he’s not in Los Angeles with Goff anymore. The Chiefs brought him in to help out another second-year quarterback but first-time starter Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs still have a dynamic trio of Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce on the roster. Watkins gives Mahomes another threat who can regularly beat coverage.
The Chiefs paid handsomely $48 million over three years to land Watkins. But the former fourth overall pick is dangerous in space and should make the transition to starting much easier for Mahomes.
Signing an offensive lineman never makes as big of a splash as adding any skill position player. But games are won in the trenches, and Norwell was far and away the best interior line option in the free agent market. The Jaguars will sign Norwell to a five-year, $66 million deal. That per-year average of $13.2 million makes him the league’s highest-paid guard, and he’s got $30 million guaranteed.
It’s not the flashiest signing, but it is a smart one that makes the Jaguars’ offense more dangerous.
After his release from the Green Bay Packers, it didn’t take long for wide receiver Jordy Nelson to find work.
The 32-year-old receiver has signed a two-year deal with the Raiders, according to NFL Network’s James Jones.
The deal is worth $15 million, with $13 million guaranteed.
Nelson will turn 33 by the time the regular season rolls around, but he’ll do so as one of the most productive receivers currently playing.
Only four players have more receiving touchdowns than him since 2014, and that’s despite missing a full season with an ACL injury.
The soon-to-be 11-year veteran of the NFL is second in Packers’ history in receiving touchdowns (69), third in receptions (550), and fifth in receiving yards (7,858).
His signing comes shortly after the Raiders released Michael Crabtree.