Chargers’ WR Mike Williams Looking “To Step Up” in 2019

Mike Williams. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock

In his two seasons with Los Angeles Chargers, wideout Mike Williams didn’t quite justify the seventh overall pick that the team spent on him in 2017. But as he is entering his third season in NFL, Williams is looking to “step up” in 2019 as he will receive more room now that Tyrell Williams left to join Oakland Raiders.

“We lost a big weapon in Tyrell [Williams to the Raiders, so] a lot of people in the room have to step up,” – Williams told reporters on Monday. “I feel like me being the player that I am, I feel like I can do that… I feel like the role is going to change. I feel I’m going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year. A lot more balls coming my way. I’m looking forward to it.”

Although Williams was inconsistent in these past two years, the 24-year-old showed flashes of brilliance, especially during big games. He was efficient on first downs and managed to catch 83.7 percent of passes that were targeted to him. His NFL career totals include 54 receptions, for 759 yards and 10 touchdowns.

“Well, this is my third year going into the offense,” – he adds. “I’m a lot more confident coming out here and playing. My role is going to expand with Tyrell leaving. I’m looking forward to that. I’m ready to make some plays this upcoming season.”