Chargers Re-Sign WR Mike Williams
What was once thought to be a deep and strong free agent class at wide receiver is becoming increasingly weaker. The market took another hit today as the Chargers re-signed wide receiver Mike Williams
Williams gets a three-year deal worth $60 million--about two million higher on an annual basis than this year's franchise tag value.
The Chargers drafted Williams seventh overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. While he took a couple years to develop, he came on strong once he figure it all out. He did have 10 touchdown catches in his second season but didn't cross the 1,000-yard receiving threshold until the following year.
To date, he has two such seasons to his credit and has amassed career totals of 3,662 yards and 27 touchdowns (26 receiving, 1 rushing) over his first five seasons. His big frame and athleticism make him a vital part of the offense Los Angeles is building.
Williams becomes the third top receiver off the market after Davante Adams and Chris Godwin received franchise tags earlier today.