The Buffalo Bills gave defensive end Mario Williams a massive six-year, $100 million contract during free agency over the offseason and it has yet to pay off on the field. Unfortunately for the Bills, Williams has an injured left wrist and it could sideline him for an extended period of time.
Head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t appear to know how severe the Williams’ injury is which is really no surprise considering Buffalo was fined $20,000 for failing to accurately report the injury.
“He’s the one that’s got to answer to that,” Gailey said. “I can’t tell you whether he’s being affected by it at all, or a little bit, or what it is. I can’t tell.”
Gailey is right. Williams is the only one who knows how serious the injury is and it is apparently significant enough for him to consider surgery during the team’s bye week, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.
“I need to play better, and I need to get healthy,” Williams said after Sunday’s game. “It’s No. 1 on my point.
“I can say this and you can take it however you want to take it, but it really don’t matter to me. I really don’t care what you think. At the end of the day I know I need to get physically back into things so I’m not hesitating.”
If Williams ends up missing multiple weeks, the Bills massive spending spree in free agency will look even worse on paper and be considered an epic failure.