Economical Free Agent Options at Key Positions Part 1

Williams

Is a Possible Return to Green Bay for #38 in the Cards? ♦️ 

Now that the Super Bowl is over, all 32 NFL teams will now begin their pursuit of improving their rosters and taking home the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2019. March has quite a way of shaping the foundation for what the 2018-2019 NFL season will look like. In March, teams will get a glimpse of what draft prospects will potentially be available when it is their turn to pick, as well as what free agents that they will potentially be able to sign.

Over the next few weeks, I will be examining some potential scenarios that the Packers could find themselves in this offseason that could greatly improve their 2018-2019 roster.

For today’s article, I would like to focus on a player that I think that the Green Bay Packers could feasibly bring in on a short-term deal, at lower guaranteed money, that could bolster their playmaking ability in the defensive backfield in 2018.

#38 Tramon Williams:

Everyone has nostalgic memories of Tramon Williams from the 2010-2011 Super Bowl run that saw him make key defensive plays to help propel the Packers to their fourth Lombardi trophy. After leaving Green Bay to sign a more lucrative free-agent deal with the Cleveland Browns in 2015, many thought that Williams’s best days were behind him. However, after being cut last February by Cleveland, Tramon Williams signed a 1-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals and had a productive season.

Tramon Williams was ranked by pro football focus as the 9th ranked cornerback in the NFL (based on his performance and efficiency) and was given an 88.8% (high-quality grade). During the 2017 season with the Cardinals, Williams proved that there is still plenty of fuel left in the tank. He started 9 of his 13 games with the Cardinals and had 2 interceptions, 12 passes defensed and 1 fumble recovery. Williams’s 2017 production would be a welcome sight in the defensive backfield for the Packers and would certainly help newly hired defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, achieve his number one priority of successfully stopping opposing teams’ passing attacks.

The Packers should do everything in there power to try and bring back Tramon Williams on a team friendly 1-year contract in the $2-3 million dollar range based on his 2017 season performance in Arizona.

Stay tuned for Monday’s article when I will highlight an interesting scenario for the Green Bay Packers front seven.

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David Michalski is a recent college graduate from Princeton New Jersey who has been a life long Green Bay Packers fan. Like the great Vince Lombardi, he values God, family, and the Green Bay Packers in that order. You can follow him on twitter at @kilbas27dave

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