Tramon Williams got a new contract but it’s only for one year. What is the future plan for the cornerback position?
I was excited to hear my boy Tramon got a new contract. He wanted a new contract and people started shouting “holdout” because people are stupid. Here we are, he missed no activity, mandatory or voluntary. So much for that “holdout.”
Tramon is one of my favorite players. He’s a good story, a young FREE AGENT pickup who stepped into a starting role when Al Harris got hurt and did well. He’s above average as a young player with tons of room to grow. So yeah, I was excited about having him here and happy.
But one year?
We all know Al and Charles aren’t going to be around forever and like Favre, their dropoff will come out of nowhere and be devastating to the team. We’ve had glimpses of the future, but who is it going to be?
Pat Lee? I like Pat Lee but he hasn’t shown much and hasn’t had much of an opportunity to do so. Can’t bank on him.
Tramon Williams? As I mentioned he only has the one year deal and I don’t like the sound of that. Sure he could re-sign next year for 5 years but…who knows? As of now Tramon Williams isn’t in our long term plans it seems.
Will Blackmon? He’s just a special teamer and hasn’t done much when given the chance to actually play D-back.
Jarrett Bush? Riiiiight.
Brandon Underwood? What does the rookie have in him? We’ll see soon enough but you can’t be expecting too much. I know I’m not.
Joe Porter\Trevor Ford? I grouped them together because I didn’t know they were even on the team. These are special teamers at best and not guys to bank on.
Yes, Tramon Williams is a restricted free agent next year and we could likely re-sign him, but for how long? Another one year contract? We’re going to need stability at cornerback soon when Woodson and Harris start showing their age.
The bottom line is I was once excited about our future at cornerback but now I’m just not sure what’s going to happen.
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