Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ contract will quietly run out after New Orleans’ season is over. Well, the story isn’t quiet any more.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that many people around the league believe Williams will join forces with his best buddy Jeff Fisher in St. Louis or Miami after the season.
Of course, this could be another leverage game by a coach. Williams could be getting this message out there in order to get the Saints to raise their contract offer for him.
Williams would love to be a head coach in the league again, and we happen to think he could be a good one. But that doesn’t appear likely to happen this offseason, so perhaps he really could bolt New Orleans after the year.
A long playoff run by the Saints would certainly help Williams’ leverage in getting a big deal.