Damien Williams Informs Chiefs Of Decision To Opt-Out Of 2020 Season

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By 610 Sports Radio
(610 Sports) - Chiefs running back Damien Williams has informed the team of his decision to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season. Williams led the Chiefs in rushing in 2019 with 498 yards and 5 TDs on the ground and he was particularly valuable in the Chiefs Super Bowl win over San Francisco, rushing for 104 yards and 2 TDs. 

Kansas City used their 1st round pick in this year's NFL Draft by selecting LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who they had planned to work into the offense behind the proven Williams but it seems that process may now be expedited. With the NFL and NFLPA agreeing on no preseason games this season, minicamp will be more important than ever to get Edwards-Helaire up to speed in the Chiefs offense as he will look to play a bigger role in his rookie season.

The Chiefs have expressed their support of Williams' decision through a tweet seen below. 

"As an organization, we certainly understand and respect Damien’s choice, knowing it was made in the best interest of his family. He means a lot to our football team as a player and a person, and we’re going to miss having him around this season.”

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 29, 2020