While Texans fans didn't expect the first overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft to take another tour of duty in Houston, there was some concern that Mario Williams might choose to head to Jacksonville; the Jaguars are flush with cap room and have a real need for more pass rushers, even with the addition of Malik Jackson. Fortunately for Texans fans, almost four years after he left Houston for Buffalo, we won't have to deal with the possibility of playing Super Mario twice a year. He's heading to Florida, but not Jacksonville.
It's a 2-year deal for the #Dolphins and Mario Williams. It's done.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016
The #Dolphins deal with pass-rusher Mario Williams should come today, sources says, and it's expected to land him $8M per year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016
Mario's former teammates with the Bills aren't exactly mourning his departure.
One ex-Bills teammate said Mario Williams' effort was "Bad. Ask the Jets, they were talking about it before we played them."— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 8, 2016
Bills players told me they saw a teammate in Mario Williams who gave up on them. Maybe he’ll turn the switch back on — but why take chance?— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 8, 2016
Woof. Best to Mario as he continues his career with the Dolphins.
UPDATE: The specifics of Mario Williams' new contract with the Dolphins:
Mario Williams' Dolphins deal: $17 million, $4M signing bonus, salaries $4.485M, $8.45M, $15K annual workout bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2016
Mario Williams$4.485M 2016 salary full gted, $3.5M of $8.485M 2017 salary gted for inj. at signing, full gted if on roster 5th day '17 lg yr— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2016
Mario William: $500K sacks, club improvement NLTBEs each year, $500K playtime, plus club performance, plus playoffs, $500K Pro Bowl incent.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2016