The Facts: Williams says he believes he's a true go-to receiver in the NFL, and he'll see how much others agree when the top unrestricted free agent for the Los Angeles Chargers hits the open market in March. "I definitely feel like I'm a No. 1 receiver," Williams said while cleaning out his locker at the end of the season two weeks ago. "So I want to make sure that I clean up all of the little things in route running and blocking, to make sure I solidify myself as a No. 1."
Diehards Line:For the most part, Williams did not get the opportunity to show that with the Chargers because of Keenan Allen, one of the top receivers in the NFL. Still, as an undrafted rookie out of Division II Western Oregon in 2015, Williams exceeded expectations during his four years with the team. Williams finished with 41 catches for 653 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in 2018. He totaled 155 receptions for 2,530 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns in four years. With Allen out for the season because of a torn ACL knee injury, Williams had his best season in 2016, leading the team in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,059) and tying for the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns. Williams has shown toughness, playing through injuries without missing a game in his career. Does that mean teams will see him as a WR1? We'll all find out in the middle of March, when free agency officially begins. Possible landing spots that could make sense for Williams include the Seahawks or joining former receivers coach Nick Sirianni and offensive coordinator Frank Reich with the Indianapolis Colts.