Former Ute Marcus Williams just cashed in.
The Ravens agreed to terms with former Saints free safety Marcus Williams on Tuesday. It is a five-year deal worth $70 million, a source told The Athletic. Williams’ average annual salary of $14 million places him seventh among NFL safeties.
Williams, 26, picked up his second hefty payday in as many offseasons after the Saints paid him $10.6 million under the franchise tag for the 2021 season. His play last year rightfully earned him more money.
Williams has been consistently active in creating takeaways in the deep secondary with 15 interceptions in his first five seasons. He’s added 38 pass defenses as well. A second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Williams was a significant piece of the Saints’ resurgence over the last few seasons.
Williams may still be most remembered for his missed tackle on the Vikings’ Stefon Diggs resulting in the “Minneapolis Miracle” during the NFC Divisional playoffs in the 2017 season. But Williams should be known more for being one of the better safeties in the league.