Tyrell Williams had a decent first season with the Oakland Raiders, and questions remain as whether or not he will be back in 2020.
The Oakland Raiders brought in Tyrell Williams to be the WR2 this season behind Antonio Brown in 2019, giving the team two established receivers at the top of their depth chart. Brown, arguably the best wide receiver in all of football, ran himself out of town before the Raiders kicked off their season, leaving Williams to assume WR1 duties.
At times, Williams did look like a WR1, showing the kind of deep-ball ability that made him such a coveted target in free agency. However, he had to battle through Plantar Fasciitis, and that really hindered not only Williams, but the Raiders offense.
Williams was a touchdown machine during the Raiders first four games, as he hauled in a score in each of the four contests. In fact, when he returned in Week 8, Williams also scored another touchdown, giving him five in five straight games to start his Raiders career.
In total, Williams appeared in 14 games, making 12 starts, and had pretty similar numbers to the year before, his last with the Los Angeles Chargers. Williams hauled in 42 passes for 651 yards and six scores, which were the second-highest he ever had in a season (7).
If Williams is back with the Raiders in 2020, he should go back to being even more of a playmaker, as he will likely be moved back to a WR2 role, where he is best suited. Las Vegas is likely going to add a WR1 with one of their two first round picks in 2020, and with Hunter Renfrow as the slot guy, that is a trio they could roll with entering Sin City.
All told, it was not a terrible year for Williams considered the role he was thrown into, and how he had to battle an injury for most of the season. I would like to see him back in the Silver and Black in 2020 in the role he was brought over here to play, a deep threat who can take the top off a defense at any time.