Avery Williamson

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In the world of football, Avery Williamson is a name that many people may know about. The current talk about Williamson is that he leads the Titans’ when it comes to performance-based pay. Performance-based pay essentially means that, due to how one performs, determines how much in salary they will make. For Avery Williamson, this worked out very well for him. He is going to make $269,000 in this coming year, and is one of 13 members of the Tennessee Titans to receive at least $100,000 in this type of pay. 

Avery Williamson played college football at the University of Kentucky before being drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the 151st overall draft pick in the fifth round. He even set a Tennessee state championship record as his high school football player in Milan, Tennessee (Milan High School), for 22 tackles. He was named the Region Defensive Player as a year as not just a junior but a senior as well. He was rated a top 5 player by various websites, thus paving the way for him to play professional football. 

During college, he played from 2010 to 2013 for the University of Kentucky. He finished second in the SEC with 135 tackles, giving him the rank of 7th in the country for total tackles. Not only that, but he also recorded almost 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 2 fumbles, an interception, and a fumble recovery. He went on to be named a second-team All-SEC selection and was even selected to play in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Williamson is an excellent player who deserves the salary that he is getting for the Titans, even if the Titans themselves have not been doing that great. He looks poised to put on a good show for the Titans in the coming season, and the salary amount definitely shows that. All sorts of publications show him to be an outstanding player who not only performs each time he plays a game, but also loves doing it. All throughout his college career, he never missed a game and continues to show a work ethic that a lot of other players could learn from. At the end of the day, performance-based salaries are a good indicator of how someone is doing and a faith that the team has in you. Williamson is someone who will take this and continue doing what he does best, playing great football.


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