Browns rookie Greedy Williams says his goal is to make it into the Hall of Fame
Make no mistake about it: Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback Greedy Williams’ long-term goal is to make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This was what Williams told 92.3 The Fan’s Daryl Ruiter (via Bleacher Report’s Joseph Zucker) on June 19.
My job isn’t finished until I get a gold jacket. That’s a goal I made in college when I was out there making plays and stuff, and I remember my first game, caught an interception and said, ‘When I get to the NFL level, I want to be a Hall of Famer.’
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 19, 2019
While Williams has yet to play a single down in the NFL, his achievements at the collegiate level are indicative of his football abilities. He led the SEC in passes defended and interceptions, became the first LSU player to lead the SEC in interceptions in a decade, and became a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2018.
Williams’ ambition of becoming a Hall of Famer comes just a few months after he declared the Cleveland Browns are going to the Super Bowl this season. Williams’ brash proclamation earned the ire of several football aficionados, including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. He told Williams to “shut your mouth” and just “go on the field” on national television in May.
Many also thought Williams humbled himself in the wake of the bold Super Bowl prediction. After making his Pro Football Hall of Fame ambitions known to Ruiter, it seems Williams can’t help himself – he does a lot of talking off the field. Let’s see if he can back it up once he suits up for the Browns in September.