In his second season, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams put together another strong year for the defense. Through 16 games Williams nabbed two interceptions, which he ran back for 100 yards, along with three pass deflections, one forced fumble, a career-first sack, and 59 combined tackles. One of Williams’ interception returns was 78 yards, giving him the sixth place spot on the NFL’s longest interception return of the year.
BEST GAME: Statistically, Williams best game(s) each came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the safety coming up with season-high six tackles in each outing against the Buccaneers. Though Williams had relatively consistent numbers for the Saints defense, he made his biggest play against the Cincinnati Bengals when he intercepted a ball from Andy Dalton intended for John Ross. Williams intercepted the ball at the Saints' 5-yard line and returned it 78 yards, leading to a Saints touchdown on the following play.
BEST QUOTE: "I think it's been significant," Coach Sean Payton said on Williams' ability to eliminate the explosive plays. "One of the things that we saw with him coming out (of college) was his football instincts and his awareness. He has a great feel for that. He is always around the ball and I think it's something that he's really brought a lot to us being smarter and disciplined.”
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See the best moments of Saints safety Marcus Williams from the 2018 season.