Jags’ Williams hopes to bring a championship mentality to Jacksonville

Former Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams is coming home after the Jacksonville native signed with the Jaguars.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it’s a three-year deal worth $30 million.

The 28-year-old Williams is excited to be home, and he discussed it at via a Zoom conference Friday.

 “As soon as free agency hit, and my agent said the Jaguars were coming after me, of course, I had to put a little pause on there to see what other teams were talking about,” Williams said. “But, I just knew it would be nothing like coming home. I pretty much knew the whole time it was going to be the Jags. Of course, you still want to see just to see and not jump into stuff so quick. I couldn’t wait to come back home.”

The four-year veteran feels he will be a good fit in the Jaguars’ secondary.

“I am a pretty easy guy to get along with, so I feel like all of our issues will be communication,” he said. “If our communication is smooth, I feel like everything is going to be smooth. We have great athletes in that room. You have Shaquill Griffin, you have [Rayshawn] Jenkins, you have the youngin’ in Tyson Campbell. You have talent. There is talent everywhere. Me being experienced, I just want to help these guys. I just want them to help me the same. I am not any bigger than them, so I just want to be there to have their back to go through and help them, too.”

Williams, who won a Super Bowl last season with the Rams, hopes to bring a championship mentality to Jacksonville.

“Everybody can win. You just have to find the right pieces, pick the right pieces,” he said. “Coming home … We know the history. We do not even have to talk about that. But that is what you want to do. You want to be the first wave or another wave to start a great thing…

“Getting a ring is different because you get to see … I was on two different Super Bowl runs – the 2018 run and this last one. You get to see what it takes to get there and the journey there. Of course, that is something I want to bring to the Jags.”

Hopefully, for the Jaguars, who were 3-14 last season, Williams can bring a winning mentality to the city of Jacksonville.

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