Originally Posted by Miss I.
There are several potential obstacles. First off, Carolina fired general manager Marty Hurney last week. The Panthers are using a committee approach, with Hurney’s former staff members working with coach Ron Rivera on personnel matters. Owner Jerry Richardson also could become involved if a decision has to be made on what to do with Williams.
More importantly, there would be big salary-cap implications for any team that trades for Williams. He would cost a new team $2.6 million in cap space the rest of this season and has $18 million remaining on a contract that runs for three more seasons.
Not sure he is worth the above, just a thought.
Williams has a crap load of wear on his tires. He also has never played an entire season going back to his junior year in high school. The contract seems bloated to me too.
That said, in this style of offense where he splits with Willis, Hillman and sometimes Ball, I think he would be worth it were his contract not so bloated. I would consider it if the compensation was good. Otherwise I would pass. I don't know who the de facto GM is over there right now, but they are probably not looking to do too much until the new GM is officially installed unless it's a killer deal. I wouldn't deal with a team in that situation.