One-time Chief Darrel Williams ready to face his former team
The Chiefs didn't offer Darrel Williams a contract to return in free agency, but the running back doesn't hold any hard feelings toward the organization.
Now a member of the Cardinals, Williams looks forward to the Week 1 home opener against Kansas City on Sunday.
"It's going to be exciting," Williams said. "I get to face my former teammates, the players I played with the past four years. It will be different, but I know it will be a great feeling."
Williams has competed with Eno Benjamin, Jonathan Ward, Keaontay Ingram for the RB2 job behind starter James Conner. It's unknown how much Williams will play, but on Monday Kliff Kingsbury included Williams in running backs deserving of playing time.
Williams had 558 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 144 attempts, adding 452 receiving yards on 47 receptions and two touchdowns for the Chiefs last season.
Williams understands the matchup against his former team is a storyline. Still, he emphasized it's another must-win game for the Cardinals, no different than any other game. In this case, however, Williams has been able to provide some advice for coaches to best his former team.
"The DC (Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph) has been asking me a couple of questions," Williams said. "The special teams coach (asked) and (I gave) little tips on the offensive side of the ball. They're going to change some stuff but keep everything else the same."
Although Williams has spent time with both Kyler Murray and Patrick Mahomes, he didn't want to play the comparison game.
"They're both great in their way," Williams said. "It's going to be a great show to watch them go against each other."