Emotional Jamaal Williams remembers grandfather following win over Packers [Video]

Jamaal Williams once played for the Green Bay Packers but on Sunday Night Football, he and his Detroit Lions teammates were on a mission. That mission was to knock the Packers out of playoff contention. Williams and the Lions did exactly that as they were able to come from behind to beat the Packers by a score of 20-16 at Lambeau Field. During the game, Jamaal had two rushing touchdowns, which moved him past the great Barry Sanders on the Lions’ all-time list.

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What did Jamaal Williams say about his grandfather?

Immediately following the Lions’ amazing win in Green Bay, Williams spoke to reporters and he began crying as he remembered his grandfather, who passed away last year.

“My great grandfather died and I just dedicate this to him.”

“He was 92,” Williams said, “but I’m just grateful for him to be in my life. It’s a lot of memories, a lot of emotions happening right now, but I’m just grateful. I’m grateful to be able to play this game for my great grandfather and I’m glad that he’s looking down on me, and I know I’m making him proud.”

Lions GM Brad Holmes is going to have a VERY difficult decision to make during the offseason as Williams is set to become a free agent.

On one hand, Jamaal Williams is a leader in the locker room and he is extremely unselfish. On the other hand, overpaying for a running back in the NFL is not wise. Will the Lions and Williams be able to settle on a number that works for both parties, or will he be playing elsewhere in 2023?

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