Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has quietly emerged as one of the best cornerbacks in football this year. It’s no surprise then, that Packers G.M. Ted Thompson wants to sign him long-term before his price tag goes up any more.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers offered a contract worth more than Al Harris’ current salary average ($5.418 million) and far less than Charles Woodson’s $9.73 million-per-year deal.
“Whatever happens happens, but I want to be in Green Bay,” Williams said Friday. “Me waiting until unrestricted, I’m not into that.
If it happens to go that way, then it does.”
An undrafted rookie back in 2006, Williams hasn’t made much (relatively) in his career to this point. But he’s due a huge payday. Packers secondary coach Joe Whitt did his best Rex Ryan circa 2009 impression.
“Show me a corner having a better year,” Whitt said. “Name one. At the corner position, he’s outplayed all
Cha-ching. Through seven games, Whitt may just be right. That’s why we suspect Williams could approach Woodson’s salary on the open market. He just has to decide whether he wants to risk injury and financial security in the meantime.