Jamaal Williams became a fan favorite for the Lions during the 2022 season. Of course, with such great stats, it was no surprise that Williams was going to see what was available in free agency, but with the way he talked about how much he loved the Lions, many thought it would a no-brainer that he would be back in 2023.
However, negotiations reportedly didn’t go well with the Lions. In the end, the Lions signed running back David Montgomery and Williams signed with New Orleans. Since then, plenty of rumors have circulated that Williams and the Lions just couldn’t come to an agreement. But, neither side has spoken out- until now.