Marrone addresses reports he was upset Bills traded up for Watkins in 2014

October 12, 2017

Alden Gonzalez, Los Angeles Rams beat writer for ESPN, got an interesting quote from Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone yesterday. There were reports Marrone was not in favor of the Bills trading up to get Sammy Watkins in the 2014 draft when Marrone was Buffalo’s head coach. The question came up because the Jags are hosting the Rams this Sunday.

“It wasn’t the player for me,” Marrone said. “I love Sammy. We wanted Sammy as much as anybody. We were excited about that when the pick came through. What’s gone on is, I was a little concerned about just giving up too much, not knowing what our quarterback situation was. That was the only thing that I voiced. After that, s— I was happy as hell to get Sammy, and you go on.

“Not many times like that are you able to get a special player like Sammy, and that’s how I think of Sammy Watkins. He’s a special player.”

Read the report from Gonzalez here.

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