According to several reports, Watkins will leave the Rams this week as a free agent and sign a three-year contract with Kansas City worth $48 million (with $30 million of that guaranteed).
He starred at Clemson, and the Bills gave up future first- and fourth-round picks in order to move up five spots and draft Watkins in 2014. Watkins recorded 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in what turned out to be his lone season in Los Angeles.
The Bills declined Watkins' fifth-year option and traded him to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.
In dire need of wide receiver help, the Bears have declared Watkins as their No. 1 target, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
The injury no doubt cost Robinson a more significant payday as he was one of the top receivers in the league in 2015 and 2016, pulling in a combined 153 catches and 20 touchdowns to go along with 2,283 yards. Should Watkins come to town, they might be able to hold off and use that pick on someone such as linebacker Tremaine Edmunds instead.
Hence, veteran quarterback Alex Smith was dealt to the Washington Redskins and will officially join his new team on Wednesday.
While Watkins has shown glimpses of greatness, the 24-year-old has struggled to find consistency.
The Chiefs are making their first free agent splash.