It’s just way too much fun watching Jamaal Williams. The Green Bay Packers’ running back and resident dance specialist always brings a tremendous energy to the field and to the building each and every day. Although he has seen his role and productivity surpassed by his draft-mate and close friend, Aaron Jones, the four-year veteran always maintains a positive attitude and is quick to point out how close the two are on and off the field.
Now they both get to experience free agency together, though they are at very different ends of the free agent spectrum. Jones will likely command a top-tier running back contract from a team with substantial salary cap space, while Williams’ contract demands will surely be more modest. But if he had it his way, he would be coming back to play in Green Bay for years to come.
While those two have big decisions to make in the coming weeks, the man handing them the football for the last four years gets to fulfill a bit of a lifelong dream soon. Aaron Rodgers was announced a few weeks ago as one of the guest hosts of “Jeopardy!” and now Packers fans finally know when to tune in to see how he holds up behind the podium for the legendary game show.
That and more in today’s curds.
Packers RB Jamaal Williams on free agency: 'I'd really love to just be a Packer all my life if I could' | NFL.com
It's hard not to love Williams and his general approach to life -- and to Green Bay. Still, if the Packers re-sign one of him or Aaron Jones, Williams still seems like the one that would make the most sense based on the price he will command.
Top 10 running backs for 2021 NFL Draft – The Athletic (subscription)
If the Packers do let both free agent backs walk and turn to the draft to replace them, here are the top options for April. Keep an eye on Trey Sermon, who would be a great outside-zone option in the middle rounds, or Jermar Jefferson from Oregon State, who has reportedly met with the Packers via Zoom.
9 Packers players that regressed most in 2020 | Packers Wire
Looking at just Pro Football Focus grades is one way to go, but that suggests that the other Smith -- not Preston -- slipped the most from 2019 to 2020. Then again, Za'Darius had an incredibly good 2019, so he's still a very good player.
Aaron Rodgers to begin guest hosting "Jeopardy" on April 5 | JSOnline.com
Rodgers will host two weeks' worth of episodes not long before the 2021 NFL Draft.
Arizona man faked his own kidnapping to avoid work: Police | KTLA
Look, everybody needs a break from work once in a while, but this is taking things a little too far.