Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff believes the future is bright for rookie Jameson Williams, but people have to be patient. On Sunday afternoon, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Williams made his NFL debut… kind of. A day earlier, news broke that the Lions were activating Williams for their Week 13 matchup against the Jaguars, and the fan base was clearly fired up. But, if you happened to watch Sunday’s game, you probably did not notice the rookie speedster on the field much. In fact, Williams only played six snaps for the Lions, getting one target during that time.
What did Jared Goff say about pumping the brakes on Jameson Williams?
Following the Lions’ 40-14 win over the Jaguars, Goff spoke to reporters about Williams, and he basically told them they need to pump the brakes on their expectations for him.
“I think as a rookie he’s going to want to come out and light the world on fire, as we all do want him to,” Lions quarterback Jared Goff said. “But he’s going to have his plays that he’s going to know and he’s going to be good at, and we’re going to roll with him on those and whatever that may be.
“I just don’t want you guys to set expectations so high. He’s a rookie. He hasn’t had any reps and as time goes, he will be that guy. He really will be. He’s got everything it takes to be that guy, that premier threat in this league and I’m excited to watch him grow into that.”
What happened on Jared Goff’s one pass to Jameson Williams against the Jaguars?
Williams’ one opportunity to catch a pass came in the third quarter when he ran a go-route down the sideline. Unfortunately, Goff was not able to connect with him.
“Wish we connected, but it was good to get a rep with him there,” Goff said. “But yeah, it’ll progress from here. It’ll be more probably next week. How much, I don’t know, but make sure he’s dialed in on his packages, and he’ll do a great job. He’s like you said, a thoroughbred and a guy that, as good as we are at receiver right now and the health we have, can add to that group and make it even more explosive.”
Nation, what are your expectations for Jameson Williams for the remainder of the season?