Jared Goff: As a QB, you want Jameson Williams on the field as soon as possible

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Earlier this week, Detroit head coach Dan Campbell said it would be a tall order for rookie receiver Jameson Williams to make his debut against the Jaguars this week.

But as he comes off a torn ACL suffered in the national championship game, Williams has been practicing. And the young wideout has been impressing his quarterback — particularly with his speed.

“He’s fast,” Jared Goff said in his Wednesday press conference. “He’s very fast. He’s very, very fast.”

Goff was asked if he’s played with someone before who Williams’ speed compares to and Goff brought up Brandin Cooks. Cooks and Goff played together on the Rams in 2018 and 2019.

“I mean Brandin Cooks is probably the fastest guy I’ve played with, and it’s a different type of speed though, and again, I haven’t seen him play in a real game, but [Williams is] longer,” Goff said. “He’s a stride guy. He’s got length. He’s got wingspan. Brandin was more just kind of a burner and has done that well for a long time, but Jameson, he can extend on guys. He can really make catches away from his body, that type of stuff. And how much he’s able to help us in the next six games, we’ll see, but certainly as a quarterback, you want him on the field as soon as possible.”

Goff added that he’s not sure how much of an adjustment period there will be when it comes to timing with a receiver as fast as Williams.

“It depends on what routes he’s running and how much we’re using him, but yeah, we’ll see,” Goff said. “It’s like that with any player. It has nothing to do with how fast he is, but any guy you want to get those reps, and we got some today, which is always helpful and trying to start getting on the same page, and hopefully get him incorporated soon.”

The Lions enter Week 13 No. 8 in points scored and No. 8 in total yards. Whenever Williams is ready to contribute, he should only add to what has been a solid offense in 2022.

8 responses to “Jared Goff: As a QB, you want Jameson Williams on the field as soon as possible

  1. I’m sure the kid wants some NFL reps. Put some routes on film to study this off-season. Beyond that, protect him for 2023.

  2. You see rookies Hutchinson, Kerby Joseph and Rodriquez playing at Pro Bowl levels then you saw Amon Ron Saint Brown lighting it up and you can’t help but be excited to see what this kid can do now too. That GM in Detroit looks like he’s doing a pretty good job out there.

  3. Free Jamo!

    Put in a little package of 15 snaps for him. Of those 15, let him be the primary read for 5 and maybe he gets 3 or 4 catches. Give Jax something extra to worry about.

  4. As a fantasy player with Williams in my IR slot, I also want him on the field as soon as possible.

  5. Goff is smiling like a Cheshire cat over the high 1st his Lions are likely to receive from the Rams as part of the Stafford ( and his) trade.

  6. You can just see this kid having injury issues his whole career. DeVonta Smith in Philly with those twig legs, too. It’s only a matter of time.

  7. I think they have to start playing him a little, just to start giving him a taste – some experience. It’s a big leap from the NCAA to the NFL. He needs to start learning that asap.

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