Jamaal Williams may be the very reason the Detroit Lions may turn things around in 2022.
The team is coming off a terrible 2021 campaign where they finished with a 3-13-1 record but showed how good they could be when they ended the year with three quality wins in their final six games.
Lions running back Jamaal Williams would like for those good times to continue as he delivered an emotional message to the team after practice.
“Today is the minimum of effort. Do not give up. Do not feel like you tired. When you tired, think of last year and think of that (expletive) record. Every time I get tired or I think I can’t go no more, I think of that (expletive) record! Last year wasn’t it. That ain’t us. We can make it. Have some heart. I get emotional about this. I’m about to cry ’cause I care about y’all! Do your best. Let’s go! Lions on three.”
Lions will be front and center on this year’s HBO’s Hard Knocks.
The sixth-year pro joined the Lions via free agency last offseason, on a two-year, $6 million contract. He had spent the first four seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers, which drafted him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
In his first season in the Motor City, Williams rushed for a career-best 601 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games, to go along with 26 catches for an additional 157 yards.