We’ve talked about this numerous times before. Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams will be entering the final year of his contract in 2014 and it’s a pretty hefty contract.
The Packers are scheduled to pay Williams $7.5 million in actual dollars next season. He’ll be the third highest paid player on the team.
History tells us that Ted Thompson might decide to ax Williams in the offseason, much like he did with Charles Woodson this past offseason.
“That’s the reality of some things, like you said,” Williams said this week. “But truthfully, I can’t worry about that. I’m under contract for next year, so I plan on being here.”
Unfortunately, the situation isn’t that easy for the Packers. Their top cornerback, Sam Shields, is going to be a free agent. He’s going to command a contract that will probably look a lot like Tramon’s.
Williams has also been playing some of his most effective football lately, after starting the season slow. He’s definitely become the secondary’s surest tackler.
Meanwhile, Davon House seems to have played himself out of the lineup.
In other words, there’s no clear-cut replacement for Williams. There’s Micah Hyde and a bunch of question marks.
The obvious solution would be to ask Williams to take a pay cut, much like the Packers did with A.J. Hawk prior to this season.