The Kansas City Chiefs are looking at a veteran tight end. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are working on a deal for veteran tight end Benjamin Watson.
Meanwhile, the #Chiefs are looking to add depth and experience at TE, as they are working on a deal for veteran Benjamin Watson.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2018
Watson is no spring chicken at 37 years old but he still put up 61 catches for 522 yards last year after tearing his ACL the year before. Watson would become the oldest player on the roster if the Chiefs signed him. He came into the league in the 2004 draft, one year before Dustin Colquitt. He’s still productive so I wouldn’t have a problem with the Chiefs taking a look here.
Demetrius Harris, the Chiefs current No. 2 tight end, is entering the final year of his contract. The Chiefs can get about $2 million in salary cap relief by cutting him. He has been with the Chiefs for five years but most Chiefs fans probably remember some of his key drops more than anything else (actually, I remember the touchdown catch from Dontari Poe). We’ll see how the Chiefs view Watson if they end up signing him. They have other tight ends (hi, Jace Amaro) but I would guess based on Watson’s history he would come in and be the No. 2.
Here’s a fun play with Watson. Watch the effort:
You probably remember Benjamin Watson from this. Belichick has said that this was his favorite play from a losing game. pic.twitter.com/hsySXvWkMH— Chase Snyder (@ChasingSnyder) March 21, 2018
Should the Chiefs sign Benjamin Watson to a contract?
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