When the Detroit Lions traded up to select Jameson Williams with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, they had a plan. That plan, as we all now know, was to take things slow with Williams, who was coming off an ACL injury. Williams has now played in four games for the Lions, but he has a total of just one catch (a 41-yard touchdown) and only five targets. On Thursday, Williams was asked about not being targeted very often over his first four games with the Lions.
What did Jameson Williams say about his lack of targets with the Detroit Lions?
While speaking to reporters, Williams said that getting targets is something that is out of his control.
“That's out of my control, targets and things like that,” Williams said. “… Like I said, though, this week I'm just looking forward to going out and getting a win against the Bears. Moving forward to the next week after that, get another win.”
“It's about patience,” Williams said. “You can't rush everything. It's a plan to everything.”
Would it be fun to see Williams more involved in the Lions' offense? Absolutely. But, that being said, the Lions' offense was playing at a very high level without Williams, and considering the fact that they are in a playoff hunt, there is no need to change too many things just to get him the football.
As I have been saying for some time now, 2023 will be when we really get to see JAMO unleashed! Until then, we will just have to be patient.