Reason No. 1 for Cleveland Browns to sign Williams: An upgrade at wide receiver
The Cleveland Browns wide receivers were one of the worst groups of pass-catchers in the NFL last season. Second-year player Donovan Peoples-Jones led the team in receiving yards with 597 yards, followed by Landry with 570 yards. Their third receiver, Rashard Higgins, added 275 yards. Those three receivers combined for just six touchdowns.
Williams caught 76 passes for 1,146 yards and scored nine touchdowns by himself for the Chargers. Obviously, the Browns used their tight ends a lot in the offense, and players like David Njoku and Austin Hooper caught a combined 820 yards and seven touchdowns. That took away some of the numbers potentially gained by the wide receivers.
By bringing in a player like Williams, who can stretch the field and at the same time use his height, standing at 6-foot-4 to gobble up passes at will, can only help a dysfunctional Browns offense.
He’s been described as having a unique skill set. While showing a laid-back personality off the field he is super competitive during the games.
With all the upheaval this past season on the team with the Odell Beckham Jr. saga, the Browns need to find players that will give all their heart and soul on the field of play, and Williams certainly sounds like that type of player.