Darrel Williams has been beating the odds and silencing doubters for a long time now, so it’s likely why he was so able to easily set Skip Bayless in his place on Sunday night.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs held off the Cleveland Browns in a tough home win by a final score of 22-17. During the game, the Chiefs lost their quarterback Patrick Mahomes and were also without a number of contributors on both sides of the ball—including wide receiver Sammy Watkins, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, linebacker Willie Gay and more.
In place of Edwards-Helaire, most fans believed that Le’Veon Bell would be the team’s featured back as they hosted the Browns. Instead, Darrel Williams got the call early and often and made a tremendous impact from the start. He finished as the team’s leading rusher with 13 carries for 78 yards, and he also caught all four targets thrown his way for another 9 yards.
After the game, Fox Sports host Skip Bayless took to Twitter to make a point of some kind:
That “undrafted RB” was referring to Williams, if you didn’t already guess, and the post drew a reply from the man himself.
We’re pretty sure that Bayless isn’t interested in competing in a race with any NFL player, let alone one he just talked about on Twitter. At the same time, Williams likely isn’t interested either since it would be such a waste of energy. That said, we’re totally here for the Twitter shade and appreciate the chance to see Williams earn a greater spotlight. He certainly deserves it.
The Chiefs first signed Williams as a rookie free agent back in 2018 out of LSU and he’s been earning more trust from the team’s coaching staff ever since. This year he played in.a career-high 16 games and earned 39 carries for 169 rushing yards and 1 touchdown—good for a 4.3 yards/carry average. He also caught 18 passes for another 116 receiving yards.
Williams will get further opportunities to show what he can do when the Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game next weekend.