Justin Herbert: Big for us to keep Mike Williams

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The big news on the defensive side of the ball for the Chargers this offseason concerned players leaving other teams to come to Los Angeles, but that wasn’t the case on offense.

Wide receiver Mike Williams has played his whole career for the Chargers and the team moved to re-sign him ahead of the start of free agency in March. He is coming off career highs in catches and receiving yards during the 2021 season, so it doesn’t come as a great surprise to hear quarterback Justin Herbert calling the move a big plus for the team.

“Mike Williams has been huge,” Herbert said, via Jeff Kerr of CBSSports.com. “He’s one of those guys that if you need a conversion on third down — he’s going to be open. As special and as talented as he is as an athlete, he’s an even better teammate. For us to keep him around, I thought that was big for this franchise because he’s such a big part of our offense. Without him, we’re not the same team. It was really good to keep him.”

The Chargers offense was one of the most potent units in the league last season. Re-signing Williams is a bid to keep things strong on that side of the ball while the other moves are designed to give the team a defense that can make a few more leads stand up this time around.

5 responses to “Justin Herbert: Big for us to keep Mike Williams

  1. Herbert is a generational talent., Mahomes has really made a big dea about himself, but Herbert is better by quite a bit. Mike Williams is a big strong fast dude who makes tough catches. Chargers are building a dynasty

  2. This year in the AFC West is going to be wild. Hopefully the Chargers, Chefs, Donkeys and Darth Vaders don’t cancel each other out. Even if each wins at home and loses on the road that’s 3 losses. How about 3 making the playoffs..

  3. William’s is a heckuva ballplayer my friends. Tough to gameplan for a 6’4″ receiver. Okay, that’s two Captain Obvious statements, lol, but when Herbert targets him my world stops spinning.

  4. I feel like any other QB whose top 3 weapons are Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Eckler would be getting criticized for not making the playoffs.

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