The Kansas City Chiefs are clearly not about to let one of their most dynamic offensive weapons hit the open market this offseason.
On Monday, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Chiefs have exercised the option on the contract of running back Damien Williams' for the 2020 season. The 27-year-old will earn $2.3 million in both salary and bonuses.
Kansas City only would've had to swallow a little over $533,000 had it released Williams, so retaining him was basically the easiest decision ever. The Oklahoma product missed five games with both rib and knee injuries last season, but he arrived on the scene in a huge way down the stretch and into the playoffs.
Arguably the Chiefs' most consistent player on offense, Williams rushed 46 times for 196 yards and four touchdowns, and added 11 receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason.
In Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers, the undrafted RB scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and later put the final nail in the coffin with a 38-yard scamper.
Williams is simply a perfect fit for Andy Reid's offense. Picking up the option on his contract was a no-brainer for KC.