Last year, Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Trevor Williams was a breakout star. He was objectively one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. Throughout the offseason, expectations for his 2018-19 campaign were high, to the point where some worried that the defense might take a step back if Jason Verrett were able to start on the outside in his place.
Those sky-high expectations have, to put things mildly, not been met. Williams’ season has been one long continuous disappointment. He went from being an at-times lockdown corner to a liability. He ceded playing time to the inconsistent Michael Davis. He struggled with nagging injuries. And now, finally, his season has come to an end as he will be placed on Injured Reserve.
This is not great for the Chargers’ depth at the cornerback position, but this is no great loss. It’s sad to say that, but it’s the reality of the situation. Hopefully, Williams will get healthy over the offseason and can regain the form we all saw him have in 2017-18 next year.