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Chargers haven’t decided on Mike Williams’ fifth-year option but ‘love what he’s doing’

Chargers receiver Mike Williams is coming off his best season, finishing 2019 with 49 receptions for 1,001 yards.
(K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

General manger Tom Telesco said “the plan going in” is for the Chargers to pick up the fifth-year option of Mike Williams’ rookie contract.

The wide receiver and 2017 first-round choice is coming off his best season, finishing 2019 with 49 receptions for 1,001 yards.

Immediately after saying that, however, Telesco softened his position.

“Actually, I haven’t given enough thought on that yet,” he said. “But we love what he’s doing. He’s going to be a good player in this league.”

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Tom Brady, who has won six Super Bowl rings, will be a free agent and rumors persist about the quarterback signing a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Chargers have until May 30 to exercise the option, which would pay Williams a salary close to $14 million in 2021.

Telesco also said he had no update on a possible contact extension with defensive end Joey Bosa.

The two-time Pro Bowler is entering the final season of his initial NFL contract and is a candidate to hold out this summer in an attempt to get a new deal.

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“I don’t really have a timetable on it,” Telesco said. “But I know he’s a building-block player. We want him here a long time.”


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