Jacksonville Jaguars: Argument for signing S Marcus Williams in FA
Marcus Williams could fortify the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary.
Although the Jaguars have more pressing needs on defense and need to add talent to their front four and their cornerback room, they can’t neglect their safety group. Jarrod Wilson has been solid in 2020, but other than him and maybe rookie Daniel Thomas, who is currently stashed on the Injury Reserve list with an arm injury, the position is in need of difference-makers.
Next year’s draft won’t offer many top-notch safety prospects, so this Jacksonville team could be better off using the free agency period as a means to add one to the roster. Safeties Anthony Harris of the Minnesota Vikings and Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos are set to become free agents after the 2020 season. However, Marcus William, who will likely be available too, could be the best of the bunch.
This season, Williams has registered 59 total tackles, seven passes defensed, and three interceptions. He’s given up 16 receptions on 26 targets, for a 61.5 completion rate, and has played on 89 percent of the Saints’ total snaps on defense. Moreover, he’s been pretty durable and has missed just two games in his four-year tenure with the Saints.