Saints that could make their first Pro Bowl – No. 2: Marcus Williams
Marcus Williams enters the 2021 season with a potential chip on his shoulder for one main reason — He has still yet to receive a long-term extension from the New Orleans Saints. Williams is currently playing on the franchise tag.
This is a massive year for Williams as he wants to earn the most money possible in his next contract. Whether or not that’s with New Orleans, Williams will be playing with a lot on the line if a deal is not reached.
We saw Trey Hendrickson have a breakout year for the Saints when he was on the last year of his deal and it resulted in a massive contract that took him to Cincinnati. Fans don’t always understand how significant that feeling of being on the last year of your deal is.
Williams is already an above-average safety and is very recognizable around the league. With his strong playmaking ability and good hands, he has been a valuable asset to the team.
Despite a rough start to the season last year, Williams rebounded very nicely toward the end of the season. His 2019 season was much more elite as he looked dominant from start to finish, which earned him a second-team All-Pro selection.
If Marcus Williams can take his elite play to the next level, he might crack a Pro Bowl spot.