After a season spent out of football, K’Waun Williams has a new home.
The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that the cornerback signed a one-year deal with the team.
Williams had fielded four contract offers, including one from the Jets, according to NJ Advance Media, but chose the Niners.
While that could mean anything, perhaps it was a bit of foreshadowing in Kraft’s case. Aside from the highs, he was inevitably asked about the controversies the Patriots have encountered over the past decade.
“When anyone wins at anything too often then you start to bring out feelings that aren’t maybe the most collegial in other people,” Kraft said.
He added: “Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
On Brady, Kraft said “He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. He’s an amazing human being and it’s genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity, that just was unfair.”
Some other notable items from the interview:
On drafting Tom Brady: “I’ll always remember him coming down the stairs at the old stadium. He said to me ‘Hi. I’m Tom Brady.’ He looked me in the eye and said, ‘And I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.'”
Williams sought a second opinion on his injury, and the independent specialist from the Cleveland Clinic informed him he needed surgery to remove bone spurs. Twelve days after his suspension, Williams was released by the Browns.