Tramon Williams signs $41 million extension

The Packers have locked up another young “core” player just set to hit his prime.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the team signed cornerback Tramon Williams to a four-year, $41.25 million contract that runs through 2014.   Much of the money is up front.

Williams received a $6 million signing bonus and his salary  increased this year to $14,376,333.  Basically, Williams is one of the highest paid players in the league this year so the Packers can avoid cap hits in future years.

Williams will earn roster bonuses of $2.5 million in 2011, $2.8 million in 2012 and $300,000 in both 2013 and 2014.   It’s an impressive haul for an undrafted player that first became a starter late last season.

It’s also a smart investment for Green Bay and a good example of how a player can develop into a star with some patience.  Williams has steadily improved since joining the league and now looks like a prime Pro Bowl candidate.

23 responses to “Tramon Williams signs $41 million extension

  1. This is why Ted Thompson is a great GM. Just because you have the money doesn’t mean that you spend it on free agents. If he absolutely has to go out and get a body he will, but more importantly he developes his team through the draft and when they show signs of becoming a great player; he sign them to long term deals. Good move ! wlliams is a great yoiung player and will be a Packer for many years.

  2. This is a smart move. Just as bringing in an undrafted player that couldn’t even hack it in Houston, and then watching him become a true shutdown corner is a good move.

    The Packers are on the right track.

  3. how bout that? actually develop your own players into difference makers, then keep them long term…………something the vikings, redskins, could learn from.

  4. The JSO article says it’s a $33.074M extension with a yearly average of $8.25M per year for four years. But I guess if you multiply 8.25 by 5 you get 41.25. But the point is, he’s not getting $10.3M per year.

  5. mvp43 says:
    Nov 30, 2010 5:15 PM
    This is why Ted Thompson is a great GM. Just because you have the money doesn’t mean that you spend it on free agents. If he absolutely has to go out and get a body he will, but more importantly he developes his team through the draft and when they show signs of becoming a great player; he sign them to long term deals. Good move ! wlliams is a great yoiung player and will be a Packer for many years.
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    Agreed, and well said. Great move by Ted. Glad we got him locked up for the next 4 years.

  6. 8 posts so far….way to support your team Pack douchers. At least Viking fans are out in full force when having a good season.You guys are pathetic…

  7. supersucker17……Don’t be a hater.You know, just because my life is interesting and worth living.Unlike yours…

  8. pervyharvin says:
    Dec 1, 2010 12:31 PM
    supersucker…ask your old lady. She calls me tripod man
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    Just did. She said she couldn’t do it due to excessive Whigness

  9. Anyway, back to football. I think Williams has upped his game a lot since last year, but it’s likely more a result of Caper’s front men and blitz schemes than Williams’ talent.

  10. bealeman says:
    Dec 2, 2010 2:09 AM
    Anyway, back to football. I think Williams has upped his game a lot since last year, but it’s likely more a result of Caper’s front men and blitz schemes than Williams’ talent.

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    That would make sense except in a lot of Capers’ schemes the CBs end up playing man so it is talent v talent.

  11. Actually, most ‘shutdown’ corners do it for 4-6 seconds. By that time, 52 or inside has flushed or crushed the QB. Williams only needs to hold 2-3 seconds. And by ‘shutdown’, I also parallel that with the big paycheck, as is that which just happened. That said, it sure answers my question about why Al Harris was let go. Williams and 36 have sure tightened up their communication this year. That helps 21 roam as he pleases.

  12. As someone said on another blog, I just hope Tramon doesn’t get decreased performance due to signed contract syndrome. Or something llike that.

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