Raiders Add Tyrell Williams to Wide Receiving Corps

Tyrell Williams (16) with San Diego Chargers. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (6016704ar)

The Oakland Raiders added yet another receiver on a free agent contract on Wednesday, right after trading for ex-Steelers receiver Antonio Brown.

Tyrell Williams inked a 4-year, $44 million deal with Oakland that includes $22 million guaranteed.

With performance incentives and bonuses, the maximum potential value of Williams’ deal is $47 million.

The new Raiders receiver spent the first four seasons of his career with the Chargers franchise. His best year came in 2016, when he caught 69 passes for a total of 1,059 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Williams was also solid in 2017 and 2018 as Los Angeles’s second option behind Keenan Allen, catching 84 passes, recording 1,381 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns between the two seasons.

In addition, the Western Oregon alum has a reputation for durability. The 27-year-old hasn’t missed a single NFL game due to injury since his debut in the 2015 season.

Williams’ role on the Oakland Raiders will be as a big-play threat and Derek Carr’s second receiving option behind the newly-acquired Antonio Brown.

Oakland’s wide receiving attack might just be the spark that leads them to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season after the additions of Brown and Williams.