Damien Williams has been training for the upcoming season in Miami, as he has done in the past. For the second consecutive year, Williams is projected to be the Chiefs’ starter. That said, the Chiefs selected a running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a few months ago with their first pick to close out the first round of the NFL Draft. Williams hasn’t made public comments since then, but the Chiefs understand this season will be a pivotal one for him, as he enters the final year of his contract.
The story said Williams has battled injuries over his career and both he and the Chiefs are looking for consistency. It's hard to believe Edwards-Helaire won't cut into Williams' workload, but with a potential shutdown of preseason games, Williams could start off with a lot of reps before Edwards-Helaire begins to make a dent later in the season. Either way, Williams drops in our rankings compared to last year, but we don't think the keys get handed over solely to Edwards-Helaire.