The weather in Green Bay may not be for everyone, but Jamaal Williams sure doesn’t seem to want to leave.
Williams is set to become a free agent next month, putting him in the same boat as teammate Aaron Jones. In fact, the only other running back on the Packers roster who’s seen playing time at the NFL level on the offensive side of the ball is AJ Dillon, who the team selected in the second round of the 2020 draft. Unfortunately for Williams, Dillon is a downhill, physical running back as well, but he’s far more attractive, being on a rookie deal, and he has fresh legs.
As such, many believe the Packers will look to part ways with Williams, and maybe they had already come to that decision last year when they drafted Dillon. But Williams sure doesn’t seem to want to play elsewhere.
“I’m thinking about free agency, but I’d really love to just be a Packer all my life if I could,” Williams said Monday on NFL Now, as transcribed by Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “They gave me my first shot. I love Green Bay. It’s just a great place to be. But you know, things happen. If things don’t happen, then I’m just ready to take my shot into the free agency and show my skills to any team that’s willing to take that chance on me. I’m just ready to go, man. I’m just ready to play, have fun, be myself, just bring my spark to any team willing to give me that shot.”
Williams has been in a great situation, playing for the Packers, but it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll be back with the team going forward.