The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost Justin Watson to the Kansas City Chiefs back in early February, but as the old adage goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This certainly pertains to the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver as it seems he has been putting on a show in Kansas City.
The Chiefs lost their primary set of hands to the Miami Dolphins in a blockbuster trade earlier this year, but it looks like the loss of Tyreek Hill might just be an easy one to forget. Justin Watson was not re-signed by Tampa Bay and inked a deal with the Chiefs for a little over 1 million dollars for a year of service. Watson was a favorite of Bucs fans and playing in 40 games over 4 seasons, didn’t wow the team enough to continue to hold onto the wide receiver out of the University of Pennsylvania. during his time in Tampa started in just 4 of 40 games, targeted just 40 times for 23 catches for 258 yards and 2 touchdowns. Watson did play a majority of his NFL career on special teams and even recorded a sack in 2020. Watson did endure his fair share of injuries; however, he seems to be back in shape and rearing to go.
According to an article by Nate Taylor of The Athletic, it seems that Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is very fond of Watson and is pleasantly surprised with his performance.
“He’s been a pleasant surprise for me that dude can roll,” Mahomes said. “He came down to Texas. I threw with him the first day, and I called Veach, and I was like, ‘Wait, how fast is this guy?’ He was running so fast that I was late on my throws.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the fans are more than aware of his talents, but the Bucs are stacked at the receiver position, so someone was bound to get their hands on one of those talents the team had in the offensive arsenal. Best of luck to Watson. Please just play like crap when you come to town.