5 potential landing spots for Marcus Williams in free agency

Leigh Oleszczak
Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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4. Atlanta Falcons

Despite sitting in the bottom 10 as far as 2022 cap space is concerned, the Falcons could make a lot of sense for Williams in 2022 and beyond. He was connected to them in a Pro Football Focus free agent article as a potentially good fit and as much as Saints fans would hate to see this happen, it very well could.

At safety this season, the Falcons have rolled with Duron Harmon, Jaylinn Hawkins, Darren Hall, Shawn Williams, and Richie Grant and have had mixed results. Grant and Hawkins are young players so throwing Marcus Williams in and adding that veteran presence could take this position group to the next level.

Williams played in New Orleans for five years so going to Atlanta in the next phase of his career would sting but ultimately, players want to get paid. If the Falcons are willing to pay Williams like the premier safety that he is, then they’re an option for him.

Saints fans certainly hope this doesn’t happen but Atlanta would indeed be a good landing spot for Williams.