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Lions RB Jamaal Williams makes guarantee for 2023 season


Heading into the 2022 season, most believed that D’Andre Swift would be the leading rusher for the Detroit Lions. But, when Swift was injured, it was Jamaal Williams who stepped in and took over as the starter and to say he did a great job would be a severe understatement. Not only did Williams rush for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, but he also broke Barry Sanders‘ single-season record for most touchdowns scored in a season. Now, with Williams set to become an unrestricted free agent, the question is, will he re-sign with Detroit?

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Jamaal Williams makes guarantee for 2023

When Williams signed with the Lions two years ago, he got a 2-year, $6 million deal. But after his outstanding, record-breaking season, he has certainly earned a nice raise. Brad Holmes will have to decide what he believes is a fair offer for Williams, and Williams will have to decide if he wants to test the free agent waters so he can maximize his next contract.

On Wednesday, Stephen A. Smith asked Williams about having to compete with the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North, and Williams was pretty darn confident in his answer. In fact, this sure does sound like a guarantee to me.

“It don’t matter,” Williams said. “We taking the North. The change has started. The tide of the season change, it has started.” 

Why it Matters for the Detroit Lions

Well, then! That comment from Williams sure does sound like a comment from a guy who thinks he will be with the team again for the 2023 season. Williams has made it very clear on multiple occasions that he wants to re-sign with the Lions, and head coach Dan Campbell has made it clear how much he loves him some Jamaal. At this point, I would be pretty surprised if Williams does not re-sign with Detroit.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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