It’s been a banner offseason for the New York Jets. The franchise, which has long been a laughingstock for many NFL fans, acquired future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers. But, they could be losing stud defensive lineman Quinnen Williams
The Aaron Rodgers move has instantly moved the Jets into playoff, and even Super Bowl, consideration. They’re just +1400 to win the Super Bowl, tied for the sixth-best odds in the league.
After all, it’s a great roster. That defense is loaded, with corner Sauce Gardner looking like arguably the league’s best cover corner as a rookie. And, linebacker CJ Mosley and defensive end John Franklin-Meyers also star on that defense.
But, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams may be the Jets’ most important player. The 25-year-old was the third pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and has been starring ever since. He took a huge step forward in 2022, when he had 12 sacks and was named first-team All-Pro. His ability to play basically any spot on the defensive line with an incredible blend of size and quickness is a rarity.
But, he’s looking to get paid like a superstar. And, he seems pretty disgruntled. Here is Pro Football Talk with more details.
“Social media has become a tool for sending messages. And Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams has sent a pointed one to his current team.
Williams has removed any reference to the Jets from his Twitter page. After the title “ Defensive Tackle for,” there is now a stream of periods.
The move comes at a time when Williams is boycotting voluntary offseason workouts as he tries to get a new deal. Recent reports have suggested that a major gap remains between the parties’ positions.
The defensive tackle market currently has Aaron Donald of the Rams far and away above the others, at $31.667 million annually. More than $8 million per year below Donald is Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons , at $23.5 million. Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne and Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence are next, at $22.5 million.”
Yeah, Quinnen Williams and the New York Jets are going to need to figure this out, because the Jets can’t afford to lose him.