Sammy Watkins Married, Family, Net Worth
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins began his NFL journey with Buffalo Bills. The New York-based franchise selected the Fort Myers, Florida-native as its fourth overall pick at the 2014 NFL Draft.
Following three somewhat mediocre seasons with the Bills, Sammy got traded to fellow NFL outfit Los Angeles Rams. The move, in turn, was the best thing that could happen to the player's footballing career and love life.
Married & Wife Related
In September 2017, Buffalo Bills traded Sammy to Los Angeles Rams. The move also saw E.J. Gaines head the other way.
Of all the right things to come out of the stated deal, Sammy's engagement to his then-girlfriend Tala Watkins stood out.
With the Rams, the star wide receiver dropped his diva-like attitude and began excelling on the field. The on-field performances, in turn, made him a better boyfriend.
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By September 2017, Sammy and his then-fiancee Tala were already parents to two gorgeous daughters. The former Bills player also fathers a child from a previous relationship.
Married duo Sammy Watkins and wife Tala Watkins with their children circa November 2018 (Photo:- Sammy Atkins' Instagram)
Feeling the need to raise their kids in a traditional family, Sammy and his wife Tala finally tied the knot in the spring of 2018. Married at the Coconut Point Resort Spa in Florida, the duo's wedding featured R&B crooner Tank take the stage and serenade the crowd.
Contract & Net Worth Details
A month before getting married to his wife, Sammy had penned a three-year contract worth $48 million with NFL side Kansas City Chiefs. The agreement saw him pocket $21 million in signing bonus and bag an average annual salary of $16 million.
When Sammy got drafted by Buffalo Bills in 2014, he had signed a four-year, $19.94 million fully guaranteed contract. Per the deal, he took home $12.8 million in signing bonus.
Earnings from NFL excursion combined with the endorsement deals, the former Los Angeles Rams player should boast an eight-figure sum in net worth.
Parents, Family & Age
Before winning over the hearts of NFL fanatics, Sammy was a star college athlete. Capitalizing his six feet and an inch height (1.85 m) and 95 kgs weight, he wrecked opposition defense as a Clemson Tigers player.
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Now age 26, Sammy was born on 14th June 1993 to parents: Sammy Watkins III and Nicole McMiller. After separating from his dad, his mom married James McMiller.
The South Fort Myers High School alum isn't the lone NFL star in the family. Drafted as the same year as him, his half-brother Jaylen Watkins resigned with Los Angeles Chargers in February of 2019.
As a teenager, Sammy excelled in basketball, football, and track & field. In the end, he opted to pursue a career in football.