Sammy Watkins proved a crucial asset for the Chiefs en route to a Super Bowl win this past season, making 14 catches for 288 yards and a touchdown in three games.The wide receiver’s playoff success came amid a tumultuous career in which he’s been traded twice and injured almost every season. According to a worthwhile feature story read about him by Bleacher Report , his first few seasons in the NFL were more difficult than many realized. Watkins said he drank every night over his first two years with the Bills, his addiction and spiraling depression contributing to his health problems.”I would go out and get wasted,” Watkins told Bleacher Report. ” Wasted wasted.”MORE: Vegas has high expectations for Dak Prescott Bleacher Report details how Watkins found a sense of purpose and spiritual rebirth following his unhappy start in the league. Many of the views he shares in the story about the universe are unconventional, but they’ve seemingly helped him settle into adulthood.Watkins has been a reliable big-play threat for the Chiefs when healthy over the past two seasons, and he’s still just 26 (soon to be 27), so he figures to continue in his role as an explosive outside option for a while.His darkest times behind him, he can now focus more on his dual passions: Shredding cornerbacks in football and sharing theories on human existence with anyone who will listen.