The future of Mike Williams is the biggest storyline for the LA Chargers this offseason. Williams is entering free agency after a career year with the Bolts and his future with the team has been widely debated among Charger fans. Some want to see Williams stay, some don't think he is worth the money he will get.
Tyler Dragon of USA Today reported that the Chargers are intent on not letting Williams leave this offseason and will use the franchise tag on him if needed. While that may seem like concrete evidence that Williams will stay in LA, Tom Telesco typically works in silence and anything could happen.
If Williams were to hit the open market there is one potentially interested team that would be absolutely brutal for the Chargers. According to a report from Pro Football Network, the Chiefs are expected to have interest in Williams if he does hit free agency this offseason.
Mike Williams joining the Chiefs would be brutal for the LA Chargers
If there is a list of teams that Charger fans would not want to see Mike Williams on the Kansas City Chiefs are probably ranked first. The Chargers have to get through the Chiefs in order to reach their potential ceiling and Williams joining the team would only make them more dangerous.
Wide receiver is a potential position of need for the Chiefs, who could lose Byron Pringle and DeMarcus Robinson to free agency this offseason. The team is reportedly working on an extension for Tyreek Hill and adding Williams would give the Chiefs the best 1-2-3 punch (with Travis Kelce) in the entire league.
The Chiefs may not seem like a threat to sign Williams because of the team's cap space this offseason but it is absolutely doable for Kansas City. While they are currently over the projected salary cap for 2022, the team has a lot of flexibility to free up money. According to Over The Cap, the Chiefs can free up $59 million with simple restructures this offseason. That would give them $50 million in cap space.
A Tyreek Hill extension could also lower his cap hit a tad for 2022, leveling it out throughout the course of the contract. The Chiefs would have to pull some strings to make it work but they absolutely can sign Mike Williams if they really want to this offseason.
Hopefully, the report about the Chargers not wanting Williams to leave at all ends up becoming a reality because just the threat of Mikes Williams joining the Chiefs is nauseating.