Cornerback P.J. Williams thinks Saints are a Super Bowl competitor


Since being drafted by the New Orleans Saints, P.J. Williams has played nearly every position in the franchise's defensive backfield.

He's been a fixture a cornerback the past few seasons and last year even played safety to relieve an injury-depleted New Orleans secondary in Week 17. 

Williams said he'd always felt he could play safety but last season proved to himself how versatile the former Florida State standout really was.

"Getting in there and getting some action just really like solidified the fact that I know I can do it," he said. "And whenever my number is called to be able to play at different positions, that I can go in there and do it." 

With that confidence, Williams, who re-signed with the Saints in April is ready to contribute at what ever position New Orleans' coaches ask him to play. 

"Anywhere on the field, I'll be good," he said. "...whatever, wherever they need me, I'll be ready."

Williams posted 44 tackles (36 solo), one sack, one interception and three pass break ups last season. He said he opted to return to New Orleans for his sixth professional season because it was the best fit.

"I love it there," he said. "Just, like, the coaches, (they've) got great coaches. This is a great situation, great chance to compete for a championship which is ultimately the goal."

Williams added that the Saints' front office has also done a good job of keeping the competitive roster together.

This offseason they Saints retained quarterback Drew Brees, offensive lineman Andrus Peat, defensive tackle David Onyemata, cornerback Justin Hardee and center Cameron Tom along with with adding proven veterans Emmanuel Sanders, and Malcolm Jenkins.  

Williams said he's excited to get back to work but in the meantime, he like the rest of the country is trying to stay busy during the Covid-19 quarantine.

"I have my daughter so I've been with her all day making sure she's doing the work she has to do...I have an 8-year-old, kids They get bored easy. so keeping her company taking her with me to the workouts andget her to work out with me also."