Buffalo Signs Mario Williams to $100 Million Deal

March 16, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Mario Williams had five sacks in five games last year for Houston
Mario Williams had five sacks in five games last year for Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year $100 million deal, according to a report on the NFL’s website.

The deal includes $50 million in guaranteed money, according to the report, which cites a league insider.

“I want you to remember good things come to the people that wait, so you have been waiting and we have a good thing here,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix, according to a release on the team’s website. “I just want to tell you it is an exciting day for us and our football team. We got a lot better. For our organization, it has been a long day, or a long two days, but it’s worth the wait.”

Williams, a two-time Pro Bowler, has accumulated 53 sacks in 82 career games—all with Houston—after being drafted first overall in the 2006 draft.