No drama for Chargers this year; Mike Williams signs

AP

The Chargers were the last team in the NFL to sign their first-round pick in 2016, but someone else will take the crown in 2017.

The Chargers announced that wide receiver Mike Williams, who went seventh overall, has agreed to a contract with the team. Williams’ deal is for four years, with a team option for a fifth, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports he’ll make about $19.75 million with all of the money guaranteed.

The Chargers didn’t sign 2016 first-round pick Joey Bosa until late August after extended haggling over offsets and the size and structure of the defensive end’s signing bonus. Bosa and Williams are both represented by CAA, but things went a lot smoother this time than last.

Williams is expected to get every chance at making an immediate impact on the Chargers offense, which will also be getting wide receiver Keenan Allen back from a torn ACL this year.

17 responses to “No drama for Chargers this year; Mike Williams signs

  1. Heard a lot of that about the Bolts’ #1 last year — Bosa the bust — how’d that work out for ya?

  2. Aren’t about 20% of the wide receivers in the history of the NFL named Mike Williams?

  3. Exciting news for the Chargers!

    I’m sure the Los Angeles fans will be happy to support the Chargers with whatever free time and resources they have remaining after supporting the Rams, Raiders, Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Ducks, Galaxy, USC Football, UCLA Football, USC Basketball, UCLA Basketball and their Wednesday night bowling league.

  4. It’s funny how everyone labels everyone a bust before they even play an NFL snap. Everyone was saying Bosa was going to bust and he did better that what could have been expected by far. I think Mike Williams would have busted on almost every team he might have gone to but Chargers know how to feed their big guys. I think he fell in to the perfect situation.

  5. daytontriangles says:
    May 11, 2017 5:46 PM

    Exciting news for the Chargers!

    I’m sure the Los Angeles fans will be happy to support the Chargers with whatever free time and resources they have remaining after supporting the Rams, Raiders, Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Ducks, Galaxy, USC Football, UCLA Football, USC Basketball, UCLA Basketball and their Wednesday night bowling league.

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    Well played!

  6. The drama starts when their losing games, and they can’t fill a 30,000 seat stadium!

  7. 62 completions
    26 on 3rd down
    716 yards (11.6 yrds/catch)
    7 touchdowns

    He just walked through the door right into the perfect family

  8. Tell me again why the Chargers are playing on a 30,000 seat croquet field? Oh yeah, their die hard fans are on the beach for a few Coronas and 4:20 but never football. Surfs Up!

  9. Spanos saved money on balloons printed with “fight for LA.”
    Carson will fill the stadium…..with opposing teams fans. These fans are already lining up to buy “sold out” tickets. Carson’s got a fight alright….with Disneyland, Universal Studios, LA Dodgers, LA Rams, LA Angels, LA Rams, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, LA Kings, Knots Berry Farm, USC Football, UCLA Football and the beach with a few Corona Lights. Hello…Spanos/Fabriani mob…there’s no money left for your exciting, “intimate football experience.” Sad, Carson City looks to be a good team this year.

  10. What about team precedent? In order to keep drafting high we need to keep screwing up. I just don’t get the Chargers doing normal everyday business transactions like normal NFL teams without stubbing their toes. It makes me feel funny. Going to lay down a while.

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