Good morning, Chargers fans!
Yesterday was by the far the biggest day of NFL news since the Super Bowl and you’d be lying if you said the day’s event did not catch you off guard to some degree.
First, the Packers are reportedly making Aaron Rodgers the highest paid player in NFL history while the Seahawks are sending Russell Wilson to the Broncos in exchange for a massive haul that includes three players and five draft picks.
But if that wasn’t enough, the Chargers got in on the action by signing Mike Williams to a three-year, $20 million extension to keep him in the fold for the remainder of Justin Herbert’s rookie contract. He’s now the fourth-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL and the Chargers are hoping his career year in 2021 isn’t anywhere close to his peak.
This morning, let’s just keep the conversation going around Williams and his new contract. How are we feeling about it after a night’s sleep? Any different from 16 hours ago? Still feeling good? Maybe some of you are still a bit frustrated? Let me know how you’re all doing below.
And now for today’s links.
10 insights from Mike Williams’ career year in 2021 (Chargers.com)
Internet reactions to Mike Williams’ massive contract extension (Chargers.com)
Analyzing Mike Williams’ new three-year extension (Chargers Wire)
How will Mike Williams’ deal could affect Kyzir White, Uchenna Nwosu’s future with the Chargers (Bolt Beat)
Todd McShay dropped his latest mock draft (ESPN+)
The Seahawks are releasing eight-time All-Pro Bobby Wagner (ESPN)
Free agent fits for every AFC team (CBS Sports)
Winners and losers of the Rodgers/Wilson deals (Bleacher Report)
Teams are inquiring about Evan Engram as both a tight end and receiver (NFL.com)
10 quarterbacks worth pursuing in the draft/free agency/trade (NFL.com)