The Buffalo Bills continued their quiet success during the off-season, by trading for wide receiver, Mike Williams.
Williams has shown some signs of potentially being a star in the league, but his success has been overshadowed by injury, and off the field issues. Just ten days before this trade was made, he was the victim of a stabbing, while wrestling with this brother. The trouble was more prominently started during his time at Syracuse University, after he was suspended for a whole season for off the field issues. Williams actually ended up quitting the team a year later, after violating team rules.
Williams, during his time at Syracuse, before leaving the team.
Williams may have some trouble off the field, but with the Bills new regime in place, they have not been afraid to hand out a second chance to a player that they deem is rewarding of one. Players like Kiko Alonzo, Stevie Johnson, and Mario Williams have all been in the negative spotlight when away from the field, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming valuable parts to the team.
Williams does bring a more physical game to a spot on the Bills, which, before this trade was made, was a spot they were lacking in. He is 6'2, 212 lbs, and has shown that he can succeed at the next level when he is in the right situation. The Bills only give up a 6th round pick for Williams, and can opt out of his deal after one year. With that being said, it will only add pressure on Williams to show his new team that he can succeed in his new role.
Expect Williams to come in and make an immediate impact for the Bills, and look for this move to also impact what the Bills do during their pick at this years draft.
One thing is for sure. During this off-season, the Bills have shown that they are committed to being a winning football team, and that is something everyone can get excited about.