Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams took a hell of a long visit with the New Orleans Saints that began Tuesday evening and lasted all day Wednesday.
The good news, if you’re the Green Bay Packers, is that he left that visit without signing a contract.
Now it looks like Williams has a choice to make.
Choice 1: Return to his native Louisiana to play for the Saints and probably be a loser for the remainder of his career.
Choice 2: Return to Green Bay, the only team he’s ever played for and the organization that gave him a chance as an undrafted rookie, and take less money to do so, but have a legitimate shot at another ring before he retires.
One that requires some reflection.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) March 12, 2015
The bottom line is really this.
This is the last contract Tramon is going to sign. Obviously, he’d like one more big payday. We’re willing to wager he’s going to get a better one if he signs with the Saints.
He’s not going to have the same shot to win another title though.
So what do you want to do, Tramon?
Is he more concerned about cents or success?, that’s all its gonna come down to.
When you already have a ring, sometimes that choice is a bit easier
The ring may make Tramon think money, even though the Packers have already provided a substantial contribution to Tramons retirement fund.
One thing I will say about Tramon is he is a competitor. You can tell that by his playing through the shoulder issue in 2011. I do not know if it is good or bad to resign him at his age, only TT knows if Tramons skills are breaking down at an accelerated rate, however I think the competitor will show through and he will want a chance at another ring. I think he stays with The Pack at a much reduced pay than his last contract.
Follow the money. Williams is like 31 years old, this is essentially his last contract in the NFL. Time to think about your finicial support and life after football. $4M a year the packers offered him ? and siants saints probably offered him $5.5-$6.
I would think the Saints signing of B Browner today makes Tramon less likely to get paid there….
That’s fairly safe to assume..lol
I would like him back, but at the right price.
He is an average #1 corner by most standards, but we do not have a better option at this point. It would have been interesting to see the Packers sign Browner and keep Williams (what with all the salary cap space they have left); but even then you do not have a top 10 CB on your team. Just an amazing #2 in Tramon/Browner and an even better #3 in Shields.
Shields is not a #1 on any SB winning football club. Not by a long shot.
We need him back.
What I don’t understand is how the saints had money to sign a corner period. Weren’t they in salary cap hell? I know trading jimmy away opened up some cap space but they still have to sign their rookie class
He’s lost a step and has can’t tackle worth of sh*&t. Let him walk. House was the guy we needed to keep. Oh well. On to draft a corner
Yeah, ol’ leadfoot House. Solid as shit on coverage, provided the receiver didn’t stop, start or turn. Guy was a fucking joke.
“Tramon Williams weighing options”
What options has he had?…Signing with the Saints?
Where is it written that he even had an offer? You previously acted like TW was gonna be some sought after free agent, maybe this is why you make things up that have no basis of fact.
Iv’e looked and i haven’t seen any team that has offered Tramon a deal. Matter of fact, you state that Tramon spent Tue. and all day Wed. with the Saints, then Browner comes in on Thursday and inks a 3 year deal with the Saints early afternoon on Thursday.
Big Ted will up his offer to TW simply because, he has no choice with House gone. Nine corners have signed with other teams already. TW’s agent knows Ted has to resign Tramon.
Look for Ted to look in the draft to replace TW, again. Back to the drawing board. In the meantime we can enjoy watching Tramon get beat.
you article is a little misleading as Tramon was with the Texans before the Packers so they are the second team to give him a chance
Resign him and draft another guy
ditto. a known quantity can be managed better.
U guys must be smokin something if u don’t think the saints will be good next yr !!!!! As long as Sean Payton Micky loomis and Drew Bree’s is in Nola we will be always contenders keep thinking that if tramon wants to come home he will win at home !!!!!! Do u realize the saints have 9 picks in the draft 2 first round picks ?? Do u realize they shored their line up last yr Bree’s was on the matt all season do u realize the saints could have the best running back tandoms in the leauge !!!!!! There secondary is much improved with browner on one side and Lewis on the other now the focus is linbacker and receiver so keep thinking the saints won’t be contenders lol the moves they have made have been genius and bold just retooling !!!!! Who dat