Mario Williams took to the Bills’ practice field for the first time on Tuesday when Buffalo opened Organized Team Activities, and his teammates were amazed by what they saw.
Everyone knows Williams is a freakish athlete who at 6-foot-6 and 292 pounds is big even by the standards of a defensive end, but Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said the way Williams moves is like nothing he had ever seen before.
“He looks like a Madden character you create when you sit there and up-up the strength, and the guy keeps growing,” Fitzpatrick said. “And then he’s the fastest guy on the field, too.”
That may be a bit of hyperbole — I would certainly hope the Bills have a few receivers and cornerbacks who can outrun Williams — but all indications are that Williams looked on the first day of OTAs like a guy who’s worth every penny of a six-year, $100 million contract.
For his part, Williams said he’s trying to lead by example as a guy who works just as hard as he would if he had to prove himself to make the team.
“Honestly,” he said, “I don’t think of anything else but going out and working.”