Reid: Damien Williams will start entire season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has said running back Damien Williams will be the starter for the team. Reid said he expects Williams to start the entire season.

Williams was one of the players, who helped the Chiefs to have the third-most explosive offense during the 2018 NFL season. He received the starting opportunity once Kareem Hunt was released by the team in November.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams rushing the ball against the Houston Texans
Damien Williams rushing the ball against the Houston Texans (Getty Images)

“I’m asking him to be the full-time starter for the year,” Reid said. “And take it one game at a time and so on. But there is a certain challenge that comes with that. That’s a tough position to play, so you have to prepare yourself on and off the field. And he’s taking that challenge. He wants to do this thing and he’s earned that right to be that guy. Now it’s a matter of production and doing it.”

The 27-year-old San Diego, California native was in his first season with the Chiefs in 2018. He appeared in 16 games with three starts.

Williams had 50 carries for 256 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 23 receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

He signed with the Chiefs on March 22, 2018. The undrafted back spent his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

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