Mario Williams signed an astronomical free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. The team that Williams left, the Houston Texans, are facing the Bills this week and it will be the first opportunity that Williams has to stick it to his former team. As you would expect, Williams is wasting absolutely no time taking shots at his former team.
The Pro Bowl defensive end is blaming the Texans for forcing him into free agency.
“I didn’t want to enter free agency in the first place, but it was a one-way door given to me by the G.M. to leave Houston,” Williams said via FOX 26 Sports. “I want the fans there to know entering free agency was not my decision.
“The way things ended, I definitely feel like it was kind of a rough and all-of-the-sudden goodbye. There’s some things that I’m definitely uneasy about, the final decision making that happened there. It was just the way it was handled.”
You can’t blame the Texans for not slapping the franchise tag on Williams in order to keep him from hitting the free agent market. If the team would have used the franchise tag, it would have cost the organization $20 million for just one year. If the Texans would have tried to outbid any other potential suitors in free agency, they would have been easily out bid by the Bills.
The Texans fans should have no hard feelings towards Williams for leaving. He did what was best for himself financially and the Texans are doing just fine without him on the defensive side of the ball.