Here are five things you need to know about new defensive back Jaylen Watkins, who agreed to terms with the Chargers on a one-year deal on Friday.
1. Making His Way Out West – The former Florida Gator was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. After stints with the Eagles and Bills, he returned to Philly in November 2015 and stayed until coming to the Bolts.
2. Brotherly Love – Watkins is the older half-brother of wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Ironically, the pair will become division rivals as Sammy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.
3. Book Club – Watkins started a book club earlier this year for kids and adults. He found a passion for reading during his first year in the NFL, and started the book club as a way to share it with others. He does monthly Instagram Live book chats, so be sure to follow @jwat14 to see what he selects for April. Click here to join the club.
4. New Bling – Like Caleb Sturgis, Watkins was a part of the Philadelphia Eagles squad that won Super Bowl LII. He now becomes the sixth player on the Bolts' roster with hardware along with Sturgis, Virgil Green, Brandon Mebane, Russell Okung and Michael Schofield.
5. Reunited and it Feels So Good – Coming to the Chargers is a double reunion for Watkins and Sturgis. Along with playing on the Eagles together, the two played for Florida for three seasons in college (2010-2012).