Jamaal Williams is perfect fit for Saints backfield

Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
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The New Orleans Saints could not have found a better new edition for their backfield. The Saints pleasantly surprising offseason continues.

The New Orleans Saints have certainly had an eventful offseason so far. The Saints newest offensive edition to go with their new quarterback is the perfect choice.

The backfield of the Saints have always thrived when they have a sledgehammer type to go with Alvin Kamara, especially when the all-around back misses time with injury. Latavius Murray and Mark Ingram are two such complimentary backs that come to mind.

Now, the Saints have a new running back, and he's the perfect fit with the future of Kamara, shall we say, a little cloudy.

The 27-year old back, which is pretty much qualifies as geriatric for NFL running backs, had something of a late-bloom breakout season in 2022, rushing for 17 TOUCHDOWNS, leading the NFL. The amazing thing is, he wasn't even the bellcow back. Jamaal Williams played second fiddle a lot of times to the versatile D'Andre Swift, and filled in amicably as the starter when Swift missed time due to injury.

Sound familiar? It should, and this is why it's a home run signing for the Saints.

Williams not only fills a need at the running back position, but he's an upgrade from what the Saints have had as far as the players previously in this role are concerned. As a bonus, Williams takes over the role of Anime spokesperson with Marcus Davenport now with the Minnesota Vikings, which is something all successful franchises need to thrive.

In all seriousness, running backs are the most unpredictable position in football, if not sports. On paper though, the New Orleans Saints may have struck gold with Jamaal Williams. Games aren't played on paper though, and we'll have to wait and see how it looks on the field.