NFL players who are on the last year of their rookie contract know the stress that comes with performing their best when it counts. For the Green Bay Packers, one player who knows the stress is Jamaal Williams. From drafting AJ Dillon early to COVD-19 possibly shortening the season, things look very hairy for Williams. However, some people tend to forget that Jamaal Williams has talent that the Packers can, and may value. Here are reasons why the Packers will keep Williams past his contract, and why he may leave after this season:
Having three running backs on your roster who are capable of breaking out at any point is an luxury. The problem that is most common, though, is pay day. The Packers know that they are going to have to make a decision with Aaron Jones on whether or not they will be able to give him a hefty contract similar to Derrick Henry. If this is the case, one viable option for the Packers to consider would be to let Jones walk and extend Williams as he would for sure come at a cheaper price.
Will He Go?
The NFL is a tough business and players surely cannot afford to fall behind their counterparts. The Packers have shown that they will continue to roll with Aaron Jones until they can no more. This puts Williams at a disadvantage and he is going to have to do everything possible to keep his spot on the roster come the end of the season. Additionally, the Packers have made it known very clearly that they are looking to upgrade for the future, and AJ Dillon is surely in those plans. With those odds, it is easy to see that Williams can potentially be the one to go on the running back depth.