It appears the Raiders are adding another weapon at the wide receiver position. Former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams is switching teams within the division to join Oakland.
The deal is reportedly for four years, $44 million with $22 million guaranteed. According to Chargers Wire, it is the largest free agent deal this season for a wide receiver. Adam Schefter of ESPN provided contract details via Twitter:
Raiders giving former Chargers WR Tyrell Williams a four-year, $44 million deal with a max value of $47M that includes $22M guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Williams has only been in the league four seasons, all of which has been spent with the Chargers. Over four years, Williams has 155 receptions for 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns. His best season, 2016, saw him go for over 1,000 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.
Oakland continues their red hot offseason, adding another solid piece. The Raiders have already made a big trade for all-pro receiver Antonio Brown, as well as signed Tackle Trent Brown, one of the best lineman in free agency. If QB Derek Carr and wideout Jordy Nelson can remain healthy, the quarterback/wide receiver group in Oakland is prime to put up some points.
New Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock continues the hot start to his GM career, a year after the Raiders were publicly criticized for trading star defensive linemen Khalil Mack and young, talented wideout Amari Cooper.
The Chargers lose their third-leading receiver in Williams, who finished behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in yards.