The tender will force any team who may sign Williams this offseason, to forfeit their second-round pick to the Chargers.
Chargers planning to place second-round tender on WR Tyrell Williams, per source. Williams has drawn interest around league and may be trade candidate if teams aren't willing to part with a second-round pick to get him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2018
Schefter also hinted that Williams could be someone the Chargers look to move if he doesn’t sign a contract with another team. Los Angeles does have the receiver depth to move Williams. With Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams all in line to catch passes next season.
Williams’ salary will be $2.941 million next season. That number is very team-friendly and if the Chargers don’t move to take Travis Benjamin off the books, Williams is probably the next likeliest candidate to be moved.
Los Angeles has invested a lot in the former UDFA from Western Oregon. Williams exploded onto the scene in 2016 and has since carved a solid role for himself with the Bolts. Over the course of the past two seasons, Williams has hauled in 112 catches for 1,787 yards and 11 touchdowns.