The Arizona Cardinals have grabbed Darrel Williams to bolster the backfield after losing Chase Edmonds earlier this offseason to the Dolphins.
On Monday of this week, Darrel Williams was asking open questions as to why he was not yet signed, On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals gave him a place to land.
Per a report from NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, Williams has reached an agreement with the Cardinals for the 2022 season. Terms of the deal were not yet made known.
Williams came into his first round of free agency with high hopes that he might generate the big payday most players dream of earning. He just enjoyed a breakout campaign with the Kansas City Chiefs in which he went over 1,000 yards from scrimmage while proving himself durable and reliable on the field.
So far this offseason, however, Williams was mostly just waiting around for someone to notice him. He’d earned a visit from the Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, but those were the only teams known to be interested in him even after showing up in a big way for the Chiefs in ’21.
The Cardinals were looking for further help beyond James Conner to help out the run game in the wake of Chase Edmonds leaving for the Miami Dolphins. Williams now gives them a solid runner who is also worthy of numerous targets out of the backfield. It should also be noted that Williams is a competent blocker and can step into a lead back role if needed.
Williams originally signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent out of LSU back in 2018.