“It is what it is,” Williams said. “Even when you’re doing good, you’re going to have haters. Haters are going to hate. Somebody has to hate on you to keep you going. So I appreciate all the haters. But Mike Williams is going to be on top next year, and they’re going to be on the bandwagon. So we are going to take it like that.” Count Chargers GM Tom Telesco as a believer. Telesco selected Williams in the first round last year because of his immense talent and production at Clemson.
Williams finished with 98 receptions for 1,361 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns his final season with the Tigers, including eight catches for 94 receiving yards and a touchdown in a win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
“When you are a first-round draft pick, you get hurt right away and you’re a skill position player … because everybody loves fantasy football that was a lot of pressure on him,” Telesco said. “And he handled it really well.
“He was very mature with it and worked hard to get back on the field. Now, once you get back on the field, then he has to earn the trust of our quarterback and coaches, and that takes time.”