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Darrel Williams brings success experience to Cardinals

Since entering the league in 2018, winning is the only thing Darrel Williams has experienced.

In four seasons with the Chiefs, the running back has been to four AFC championship games and captured a Super Bowl ring with the 2020 squad.

The Cardinals haven't had the same level of success, despite making a postseason appearance last year for the first time since 2015. But Williams believes he be an asset in that regard in the locker room.

"Just knowing what it takes to get there," Williams said. "Whether it helps guys see things or make corrections. I can give all the knowledge to young and older guys here."

Williams signed with the Cardinals this offseason after the Chiefs didn't offer the running back a contract to return. Williams finished 2021 with 558 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 144 attempts, adding 452 receiving yards on 47 receptions and two touchdowns for the Chiefs.

Williams said he's excited to join an offense that uses its running backs in a similar fashion to the Chiefs, although he acknowledged there will be a learning curve with coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense.

"I've never been in an offense that has signals," Williams said. "That's something new to me, but the adjustment been smooth, and I feel like I got everything down."

Williams has built chemistry with James Conner, the Cardinals' main rusher this season, by praising his natural receiver skills. The two bond off the field as well.

Though the RB1 position is set, RB2 is to be determined. Williams will battle with Eno Benjamin, Keaontay Ingram, and Jonathan Ward in training camp for the job. It's a crowded room with talent, something that Williams embraces to the fullest.

"It's good to have competition," Williams said. "I feel it brings out the best of me."

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