BUFFALO, N.Y. - Last week the Buffalo Bills shocked the NFL by making Mario Williams the highest paid defensive player in league history. The Bills are hoping he has an even bigger impact in Buffalo than he did with Houston.
Two On Your Side's Ben Hayes discussed the signing with Randy McIlvoy, the sports director at KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston.
"Now he gets the big contract, they went right after him, rolled out the red carpet to get him. I think now he wants to go to Buffalo and prove hey you did make a mistake. I'm worth all this big money and I'm going to help get this franchise back in the playoffs where they belong. A lot of tradition and history with the Buffalo Bills franchise and Mario feels like he's one of the missing pieces, especially on the defensive side that can push the Bills to the postseason," said McIlvoy.
Many fans in Houston didn't want Williams to be taken first overall by the Texans in 2006. In his six seasons with the team he had 53 sacks.
Bills fans hope Williams is the key piece that leads the team back to the playoffs for the first time since the Music City Miracle in 2000.