Eagles Rumors: Is Darius Slay recruiting Chargers star receiver?
I really hope you all watched that Sunday Night Football showdown.
After the Los Angeles Chargers fell to the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime on Sunday, Eagles cornerback Darius Slay took to Twitter to share his thoughts on a Chargers wideout.
As someone who has been a big fan of Mike Williams for quite some time now, I couldn’t help but imagine how awesome he would be alongside DeVonta Smith in the Eagles offense. Williams finished the season with the 12th most receiving yards in the NFL this season.
As he enters free agency this offseason, Williams is expected to be in very high demand.
In the biggest game of the year for the Chargers, Mike Williams had 9 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown. It appeared as if he was Justin Herbert’s number 1 target for much of that 4th quarter and overtime. Which is very telling considering he shares the field with Keenan Allen.
Unfortunately the Chargers are projected to have the 2nd most cap space in the entire league this offseason. Which would lead you to believe they will pay Williams whatever they can to retain him.
They would be foolish to break up the elite receiving tandem in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. With both receivers finishing top 15 in total receiving yards. Not to mention, it is clear their young quarterback Justin Herbert has excellent chemistry with the two.
While it seems highly unlikely that the Eagles will be able to sign Williams this offseason, we can always hope. I think there’s at least something to be said about the Eagles having former Chargers offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. He would know a thing or two about Mike Williams. Especially considering the fact that it wasn’t always easy surfing for Williams. His career started off very slow with injuries and lack of production until as of late.
Perhaps there’s a slim chance the Chargers go in a different direction this offseason. This free-agent class is loaded at wide receiver, headlined by arguably the best receiver in the game in Davante Adams. In that scenario the Eagles could pitch their offer featuring the chance to reunite with Steichen. This is all very wishful thinking of course.
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