Just one year after being cut by the #Buffalo Bills, #Mario Williams has been cut by the Miami #Dolphins. The Bills and Doug Whaley were definitely right to cut ties with a player who has struggled to maintain a high level of play recently. That idea was immediately confirmed when the Dolphins let him go.
Mario Williams Production on Dolphins.
In one season with the Miami Dolphins, Williams managed to accumulate just 1.5 sacks and 9 tackles in 13 games, paltry numbers for a player who was considered elite less than two years ago. Williams was so bad on the Dolphins that he was often relegated to the bench, where he played a spectator role and watched Cameron Wake rack up the numbers. The production wasn't good enough in Miami and Williams will now have to find another home at a significant pay cut.
Production for the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills were excited when they signed Mario Williams to a massive contract. Buffalo is a tough sell to many free agents, but the Bills sweetened the deal by offering Williams more than $100 million. In his first three seasons, Williams was a beast for the Bills. Super Mario accumulated double digit sack totals from 2013-2015 and excelled in the Jim Schwartz defense that effectively shut down almost every team in the NFL.
Things started going south in 2015, when Mario was repeatedly called out for being lazy, leading to numerous fights with head coach Rex Ryan. In 2015, Williams had just five sacks and was subsequently cut by the team in a move that was questioned by some. The team managed to save some cap space and the Dolphins just proved that Doug Whaley was completely right about the play of the former star.
Mario Williams Future.
At this point, it's fair to question if Mario Williams will even land another job with a NFL team. His reported attitude problem and hefty price tag are enough to scare all 32 NFL clubs away from giving Williams another shot. Still, it's important to recognize that Mario played a key role in his prime for the Buffalo Bills and we shouldn't forget his excellent play during that time either.