The Las Vegas Raiders could look into upgrading their wide receiver corps this offseason. One name, albeit an expensive one, to look out for will be Mike Williams.
Fans of the Las Vegas Raiders are clamoring for their team to make a splash this offseason at the wide receiver position. There are several ways that the Raiders can accomplish that this year. One route that general manager Dave Ziegler can take is to try and acquire Los Angeles Chargers wideout, Mike Williams.
Therefore, significantly upgrading the Raiders’ wide receiver corps but also weakening an AFC West rival.
Losing Henry Ruggs III last season severely affected the Silver and Black’s wide receiver group. While Hunter Renfrow obviously picked up the slack, in effect having a career year, something was missing. Looking ahead to new head coach Josh McDaniels’ offense, he’ll need that deep threat to stretch the field. By adding that level of speed, we can expect Renfrow and Darren Waller to have Pro Bowl-level seasons.
If you want speed and a receiver that will make the most of every catch, Williams is your guy.
Williams’ price tag will be hefty
The problem with most of the wide receivers that are either expected to be moved or are rumored to do so is that they will all come at a hefty price. I previously mentioned that a cheaper alternative to picking up said options would be Brandin Cooks. That’s a feasible option for the Raiders, but like anything else in life, if you want the best, you have to cough up some serious coin.
How serious, you ask? How about upwards of $20 million a year? If the Chargers end up franchise tagging Wiliams, it’ll cost them $18.8 million in 2022, per Spotrac. A long-term commitment from the Raiders would obviously fall into that range.