The Las Vegas Raiders made the decision to release wide receiver Tyrell Williams two years into his four-year contract. It was a move that was expected, but it puts another talented wide receiver into the free agency market. Williams should not find much trouble landing a contract with a new team.
Last season, Williams missed the entire year due to injury. However, back in 2019 with the Raiders, Williams put together a solid campaign. He caught 42 passes for 651 yards and six touchdowns.
Those numbers show what kind of impact Williams can make. He isn’t a No. 1 target, but he is a more than capable No. 2 option for any team that signs him. It will be interesting to see what kind of market opens up for him.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at three potential fits for Tyrell Williams this offseason.
3. Washington Football Team
One of the most intriguing fits for Williams would be the Washington Football Team, who could really use a No. 2 option to take pressure off of Terry McLaurin. Williams would be able to fit that role perfectly.
At this point in time, no one knows who the quarterback will be in Washington. It could be Taylor Heinicke, but Cam Newton has been another name thrown around in rumors. Washington could also look to draft a quarterback.
No matter who they end up starting at quarterback, Williams would be a good pickup. He can put up consistent production and has the kind of veteran experience that Ron Rivera likes.
2. Indianapolis Colts
Another team that could make sense and will be in the market for a wide receiver is the Colts. They recently pulled off a big trade to acquire quarterback Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz will need more help than Indianapolis currently has to offer.
TY Hilton and Zach Pascal are both set to hit free agency. While Hilton is expected to be re-signed, the Colts will only have him and second-year wideout Michael Pittman Jr.
Tyrell Williams would be able to come in and be an immediate starter. He could give Wentz another legitimate weapon to utilize. Chris Ballard likes bringing in veteran players who are all about the team, which is exactly the kind of player that Williams has been.
1. San Francisco 49ers
Finally, the 49ers make perfect sense as a potential landing spot for Tyrell Williams. They have Deebo Samuel as their No. 1 wideout and George Kittle is a tight end that puts up wide receiver numbers. Williams would come in and give them more firepower.
Kyle Shanahan needs as much firepower as he can get. He is one of the best offensive-minded head coaches in the game. Williams would have to be interested in playing in his system.
Williams would also get the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl. Even though Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t an “elite” quarterback, he would still be good for Williams to play with. This seems like a no-brainer fit for both sides.