Raiders’ Tyrell Williams reveals his expectations for 2020 season after foot injury
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams’ first year with the team did not quite go as planned.
Williams played in 14 games, but he was hampered by a lingering plantar fasciitis issue which limited his capabilities and explosiveness.
Despite the injury, Williams still managed 15.5 yards per reception to go along with six touchdowns grabs. Now that he is feeling healthier, Williams is ready to make a splash in the Raiders’ inaugural season in Sin City (via Kyle Martin of the team’s website):
“I feel good coming into this season, compared to how I was feeling last year with my feet and everything,” Williams told reporters Wednesday. “I feel a lot better, feel 100 percent. I’m excited and feel fast, I feel back to myself. I’m glad to feel that way finally and kind of be passed that.”
Williams also said he has continued to monitor the foot and do “daily maintenance” to try and keep himself in good condition.
The Raiders are hoping a healthy Williams can regain his old form in what might be a surprisingly explosive receiving corps.
Las Vegas used its first-round pick to select Henry Ruggs III out of Alabama. Ruggs—another speedster—and Williams should make for two challenging covers out wide, with both capable of making big plays.
The Raiders also have an emerging pass-catcher in tight end Darren Waller, and will hope for guys liker Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor to add depth and potential value in the slot.
Quarterback Derek Carr is coming off a career year, and he seems to have more weapons at his disposal. The results could lead to an explosive offense in Vegas—especially if Williams can stay healthy.