Tramon Williams was a big part of the defense for the Packers last season but they haven’t brought him back. Chandon Sullivan is the reason why.
Tramon Williams is an extremely respected player in Green Bay. In media sessions, players like Jaire Alexander have talked about how important he was for the defense last year and as a leader in the locker room. Coming off of a great season where he earned some All-Pro votes, Williams has shown a desire to come back and play. So why haven’t the Green Bay Packers brought him back?
Well, after a couple of practices, it’s easy to explain. Chandon Sullivan.
Fans aren’t allowed at Ray Nitschke Field to watch practices at training camp this year, but the Packers beat reporters have things pretty well covered on Twitter. From what they have been tweeting, Sullivan has taken Williams’ spot as the nickel cornerback, or the slot corner position. Kevin King had some praise for Sullivan as well.
As King said, Sullivan started camp in that position.
On Tuesday, he was making some plays against Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.
Sullivan has the confidence of King and Alexander, but he also has confidence in himself.
One big reason is that he sat down and watched every single snap that Tramon Williams played last season.
So even though Tramon isn’t currently a member of the Packers, the team is still feeling the effects of his leadership. Sullivan is ready to step in and take Williams’ place, but should there be an injury, I don’t doubt the Packers would be happy to call Tramon and bring him back.
But for now, they need to keep their eyes on the future as well, and Chandon Sullivan, who is just 24 years of age, is ready to be that guy.