Darrel Williams Cashes in on Well-Deserved Contract Bonus

Adam Taylor McKillop
Kansas City Chiefs backup running back Darrel Williams cashed in on a well-deserved incentive bonus in Week 13.
Kansas City Chiefs backup running back Darrel Williams cashed in on a well-deserved incentive bonus in Week 13. / Chris Unger/GettyImages

Backup running backs are more important than ever before in today's NFL, and that's proven to be true for the Kansas City Chiefs this season.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire landed on the injured reserve after an MCL sprain in Week 5, but the Chiefs still managed 92.8 rushing yards per contest in his absence, mainly thanks to the hard work of backup Darrel Williams.

Williams earned some well-deserved recognition thanks to his rising importance in Kansas City's offense, cashing in on a contract incentive bonus in Week 13.

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Williams put up a combined 80 yards from scrimmage (20 rushing, 60 receiving) in the Chiefs' Week 13 victory over the Denver Broncos. He now owns 720 yards from scrimmage on the year, earning him an incentive bonus of $250,000 for eclipsing the 700-yard mark.

While the Chiefs did see their rushing average knock down from 126 yards when CEH went down in Week 5, they team still rattled off five straight wins during that span. Williams is clearly vital as a passing-back and has racked up 4 receptions and 42.4 receiving yards per game since Week 5.

That's an added threat to CEH, who managed only 1.9 receptions and 14.6 receiving yards per game. Like many teams around the NFL, the Chiefs have found a great 1-2 punch at running back.

Kansas City will look to make it six straight when they host the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 14, a game in which the Chiefs are favored by 8.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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