Four surprise cuts for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020
By Nick Ellis
One of the Raiders’ biggest signings in 2019 was former Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams, who was expected to be the WR2 for Oakland. Unfortunately with all of the Antonio Brown issues, Williams became the WR1 for the team and did very well at first.
Eventually, it was proven that Williams could not be a WR1 and had a big drop problem, killing drives for the Raiders and dropping touchdowns in close games. Williams was injured for the majority of the year, which is an argument that could be made for both sides, as he really tried to gut it out.
Without Williams’ injury, he likely would have played better, but on the other hand, if he has an injury problem, he will never be worth the money he is being paid. If the Raiders cut Williams, they will save around $11 million this season, money that could go towards another receiver like Robby Anderson. In addition, the expectation is the Raiders will bring in an elite college wideout in the first round this April.