Watkins, who spent the last three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, will play against his former team on "Sunday Night Football" this coming weekend. But he's not out for revenge, or to show the Chiefs they made a mistake letting him leave for a rival team.
"I honestly think they already know what type of player I am. It's not me proving anything to them," Watkins said, per the team's official website. "I love those guys over there. I had fun. I had my best time winning. [I'm] just thinking, I'm on the other side now. I just want to go out there, have fun, make big plays, and will a win."
Watkins played a big role in the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers two years ago, catching a 38-yard pass over Richard Sherman's coverage to set up Damien Williams' game-winning touchdown run. He was Kansas City's No. 2 receiver behind Tyreek Hill during his three-season stint with the team, catching 129 passes for 1,613 yards and eight touchdowns in 34 games.
He made a strong impact in his first game with the Ravens, catching four passes for 96 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1. Ultimately, though, the Ravens came up short in that contest. Surely, they're looking for a different result Sunday night so they can avoid dropping to 0-2. With first-round pick Rashod Bateman still sidelined due to injury, Watkins will continue to play a significant role in the team's passing game, which will need to step up in a big way if they're to compete with Watkins' former team.
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