No. 2 Jaguars strangest decision – Signing CB Darious Williams
Cornerback Darious Willliams grew up in Jacksonville, so he wasted no time in free agency and signed with Jaguars even though other teams would have paid him more. He got a three-year, $30 million deal, which is a fair amount when you take into account that he was a key cog in the Los Angeles Rams defense since he was claimed off of waivers in 2018.
Williams went on to appear in 46 games with 26 starts and log 27 passes defensed and six interceptions for the Rams. The former UAB Blazer should give Jacksonville’s secondary a boost and his signing got mostly positive reviews around the league, so why was it strange to ink him in free agency? Simple, the Jaguars already have a couple of good starting cornerbacks in Tyson Campbell and Shaquill Griffin, possibly making the additions of Williams unecessary.
Sure, teams should have as many good cornerbacks as possible but the Jaguars were arguably set at the position and could have passed on signing Williams, especially when you consider that he might line up in the slot but he has mostly played outside throughout his career.
Williams might end up having a smooth transition and he could move to the boundaries if needed. Also, the Jags didn’t overpay for his services but they could have spent that money somewhere else, maybe the tight en room or the offensive line.