Reason No. 2 for Cleveland Browns to sign Williams: A reliable veteran
In the past three seasons, Williams has rarely missed a game. That’s important to find players that will stay the course and play regardless of if they feel slighted or have hurt feelings after coaches might try to coach them a bit.
When one reads about Williams, you get a sense he’s a player similar to the Cleveland Browns current running back Nick Chubb who only cares about winning the football game. The Charger coaches have described Williams in the same light.
Williams has been in the league now for five seasons. He’s had two seasons of receiving yards over1000 yards and he’s scored a total of 26 touchdowns.
At this point, some of you who want to keep Landry around will say that we have a reliable veteran already and we don’t need another player like Williams. If The Browns were to rework the Landry contract, then gaining a player like Williams would be a bonus.
When you go back and just look at the statistics and consider that both Williams and Landry were paid nearly the same this past season, it’s pretty obvious who got paid too much for doing very little. Landry had 570 yards receiving on 11 yards a catch average. For his career, Landry has never averaged more than 14 yards a catch. His yards per game were just 47 this past season.
On the other hand, Williams has averaged more than 15 yards a reception for four of his five seasons. He had a 15-yard average this year and was averaging 72 yards a game.