Kansas City Chiefs RB, Darrel Williams
Our first potential Eric Bieniemy defector happens to play tight end and is behind a big-name star in Travis Kelce. That could be one of the reasons he follows his offensive coordinator in the offseason — and is also why this next player could leave.
Running back Darrel Williams has showcased his talent whenever given the chance but he’s stuck behind a star player in Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Sure, CEH doesn’t have the star power that Kelce does — which could lead to Bell’s wandering eye — but he was a first-round pick and will be utilized over Williams.
Like Edwards-Helaire, Williams was a product of LSU but he went undrafted in 2018. The only team he’s ever played for is Kansas City as they gave him his shot then, and he’s repaid them to the tune of 895 yards rushing, 732 receiving, and 14 total touchdowns.
Most of that damage has been done this season as Edwards Helaire has missed a lot of time, leading to Williams getting more snaps. On the year, he has 541 yards rushing, 422 receiving, and eight touchdowns.
He’s also set to be a free agent and if Eric Bieniemy lands a head coaching gig, it would make sense for him to join his coach in a new home. Not only could it lead to more snaps for Williams, but it would also give Bieniemy a running back he knows can work in his offense.