8. Marcus Williams, S: New Orleans Saints ➡️ Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions a destination for free agents in 2022?
I’m telling you, don’t sleep on it.
The Lions have money and they have a coaching staff that I think players want to play for. There are some significant connections between the Lions and Saints, obviously, and the specific one here that matters is defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.
Glenn spent a lot of time coaching the defensive backs in New Orleans, including pending free agent safety Marcus Williams.
Williams would be another young building block for the Lions to target in free agency who would be a seamless fit in Glenn’s defense.
7. Mike Williams, WR: Los Angeles Chargers ➡️ Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have to franchise tag Mike Williams right?
It’s hard to believe they would just let him go, so I’m choosing not to believe that.
He really emerged this past season as a WR1a type of playmaker for the Chargers and took on the biggest target share so far in his NFL career with 129 targets in 2021.
The Chargers should get Williams a long-term deal but they easily have the cap space to afford tagging him and to make all of the other moves listed in this post.