When the Bears drafted Jamar Williams in 2006 they expected him to replace Lance Briggs, who was demanding a trade and sitting out for a new contract. Lance Briggs got that contract and Jamar Williams found himself on the bench in his time with the Bears.
Four years later Williams is on a new team and finds himself in a great spot. Williams deserves the chance to start and he might just get the chance with WLB Thomas Davis re-tearing his right ACL which he tore last season.
The Panthers are expected to put Davis on the PUP list, which makes him unavailable for the first six games of the season. Now, former Bear Jamar Williams really has his shot to shine.
Remember last season when he stuffed St. Louis Rams running back Stephen Jackson? I sure do.
Williams made 19 tackles that game which happened to be the third most by a Bears player since 1995. That was very impressive for a 25 year old linebacker, who didn’t have much experience as a starter.
Now that Jamar has that chance I think he can really excel. It’s a shame Thomas Davis went down for the Panthers, but now Jamar Williams will get the chance he deserves.
Good luck Jamar make the most of your opportunity in Carolina.