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Lions Make Official Decision On First-Round Pick Jameson Williams For Week 1

Lions quarterback Jameson Williams.

One day, Jameson Williams will take the field for the Detroit Lions. It won't happen in Week 1, though. The Detroit Lions have made the decision to withhold Williams from the season opener, according to a report. 

Williams tore his ACL in the College Football Playoff National Championship earlier this year. He's still recovering from the injury. 

Despite the concern, the Lions took Williams with the No. 12 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. They're clearly confident he can bounce back and make a big impact for the team's offensive attack. 

However, the NFC North franchise is going to take a cautious and patient approach. No need to rush his recovery. 

"Lions first-round pick Jameson Williams (ACL) will miss Week 1," said Jeremy Fowler.
"Detroit not putting public timetable on return. 'We're going to be very smart with him,' GM Brad Holmes told me. 'He's in a good place right now.'"

The Lions are planning to play Jameson Williams at some point this upcoming season, but it may take a bit longer before he sees any on-field action. 

The Lions begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams will watch it from the sideline.