Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams (90) tries to get around San Diego Chargers tight end Randy McMichael (81) in the first half at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 7, 2010. The Chargers defeated the Texans 29-23. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher
When I asked one former NFL VP of Player Personnel about whether or not he thought Mario Williams would wind up in Buffalo because other teams didn’t have enough cap space to sign him, the VP responded, “Oh, they wanted to sign him. They were just waiting for him to get out of Buffalo.”
But Williams never left Buffalo.
The Bills signed the edge rusher to a six-year, $100 million contract on Thursday, which also includes $50 million guaranteed. The deal almost puts Julius Peppers’ six-year, $84 million contract with the Bears to shame, which is saying something.
Williams becomes the first ever defensive player to net a $100 million contract and he’ll have the opportunity to move back to his natural position at defensive end...