Justin Watson Lands With The Chiefs

February 4th, 2022

New home.

Free agency started early for the Buccaneers’ fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Receiver Justin Watson was injured and then on and off the Bucs’ practice squad and active roster last season. He cleared waivers once in the process and then was released by Tampa Bay in late January.

Now, he’ll be vying for a job to catch balls from Patrick Mahomes.

Watson, 25, came to the Bucs with a ton of speed and athleticism out of the Ivy League (University of Pennsylvania). He never quite made it as a receiver, flashing shaky hands at times and then he was on the wrong end of a Tom Brady pick-6 in 2020. That seemed to kill Brady’s confidence in Watson and he was buried on the bench.

Watson was solid on the Bucs’ not-so-great special teams, but Joe can understand why general manager Jason Licht and Bucco Bruce Arians moved on.

Joe wishes Watson well.

26 Responses to “Justin Watson Lands With The Chiefs”

  1. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Thank goodness.


  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Best of luck in all future endeavors, kid.

  3. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I still think this guy has some potential…might stick as the Chiefs 4th or 5th receiver. And I believe he was on the wrong end of 2 Brady pick 6’s ( Chargers & Saints )…which is a career limiting move a la Ira and the lampshade on the head incident at the fishwrap Christmas party many moons ago.

  4. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The team just improved.

  5. Tampabaybucfsn Says:

    Good guy, good luck

  6. Tony Says:

    Watch him turn into this pro bowl WR with Mahomes now.🙄

  7. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yeah, this means nothing.

  8. Bird Says:

    Mr randy watsons yes. Randy watson !

  9. Bird Says:

    Mr Randy watson yes . Randy watson!

  10. adam from ny Says:

    why couldn’t he be a cooper kupp ?

    because he couldn’t

  11. firethecannons Says:

    Great! hope he makes their squad, it will be fun to watch him with Chiefs offense especially if he is an active player.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Lost cause as a Buc. Hasent he missed 2 entire years.

  13. David Says:

    Wish him luck.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Need to slow up he might of had most special teams tackles LV season. Maybe before.

  15. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I think he has potential. Brady lost confidence in him which killed him here. I think he could have been our 3rd receiver.

  16. Buc4evr Says:

    So long Justin, the Bucs are dreaming of another Watson – Christian Watson.

  17. BucsFan81 Says:

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  18. DarenGibo Says:

    Thought he was cut 2 years ago!

  19. Buczilla Says:

    For awhile there I thought that this kid would turn out to be pretty good.

  20. Bobby M. Says:

    He had plenty of chances to stick….just didn’t work out. Darden reminds me of Watson, you see the potential but it never equates to anything.

  21. SOEbuc Says:

    Lead special teams in tackles two years ago!

  22. Marine Buc Says:

    Was Watson ever healthy?

    Can’t make the club when your sittin in the tub…

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    This idiot was personally responsible for two Tom Brady pick sixes. He sucks, and good riddance.

  24. mark2001 Says:

    Good luck to him.. Tarzan in training camp…Jane once the season kicks off.

  25. gp Says:

    Why are league minimum deals (just guessing) newsworthy?
    I do expect to see it here as this IS the end all-get all Bucs news site.
    Willing to bet it gets less play on the corresponding Chiefs sites.

  26. Juergensen Says:

    “Rod Munch Says:
    This idiot was personally responsible for two Tom Brady pick sixes.”

    You sure they weren’t Trask’s fault?