The player who has earned the last two touches of the 2019 NFL season will not play at all in 2020.
The head coach announced Wednesday that running Damien Williams has decided to give up playing this year. He joins defender Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as the top players who gave up this season.
“As an organization, we truly understand and respect Damien’s choice because we know it was done in the best interests of his family,” CEO Brett Veach said in a statement. “It means a lot to our football team as a player and a person, and we will miss it a lot this season.”
Williams led the Chiefs forward in the fourth Super Bowl with a five-yard landing limit and then extended his lead with 38-yard trunk to the final zone. Last year, he had 711 yards from scratches and seven landings.
Williams was commissioned in the final year of the contract and was allocated $ 1.85 million. USD. His contract will be credited to 2021. Season and he will receive an advance of $ 150,000 from his salary.
After Williams resigned this year, the leaders of the championship elected Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darwin Thompson and Darrell Williams.