KANSAS CITY, MO. (KWCH) -- Running Back Damien Williams and the Chiefs have agreed to terms on a two-year extension, per agent Ian Greengross. The extension has a max value of $8.1 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rappaport.
Williams entered the season as the third-string back behind Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware. Since Hunt's release and Ware's hamstring injury, Williams has eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in his last two games. That includes a career-high 103 yards rushing against the Seattle Seahawks.
Running backs coach Deland McCullough said he's highly competitive and a team favorite on the sidelines.
"His energy is infectious on the sidelines because he wants to win," he said. "He goes around and just hypes guys up, and he's very emotional during the game. But he's done a nice job of harnessing that emotion, as well."
Williams has five touchdowns, 19 receptions, and is averaging 5.3 yards per carry on the season.
This is his fifth year in the NFL, after spending his first four years with the Miami Dolphins. Williams was set to become an unrestricted free agent.