Former Alabama DL Quinnen Williams fined by NFL
The preseason is not yet over, but former Alabama DL Quinnen Williams is set to be a little lighter in the wallet.
The New York Jets’ first-round draft pick was reportedly fined fined $21,056 for a hit on Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Schaub last week, a source told Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Williams wasn’t flagged on the play. He’ll likely appeal.
Williams has received high marks for his play in the preseason, and largely lived up to the No. 3 overall selection, so far. NFL Network and Fox Sports analyst Brian Baldinger has said multiple times that even though Williams hasn’t filled the stat sheet, he has made an impact, largely by disrupting the offensive line and blocking schemes.
It’s been a flurry of improvement over the last year or so for Williams, who took full advantage of his lone season as a college starter, and became a first-team All-American in 2018. The 6-foot-3, 303-pound lineman made eight sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss and 71 tackles in 15 games. He even finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting and he won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s top interior lineman.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 25, 2019
.@nyjets @QuinnenWilliams played 11 snaps in a multiple of fronts against the @Giants starting OL. Good work, good start. Solid effort. Drew a holding call and got in on a tackle. Much more to come. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/NpNjo4SFjH
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) August 10, 2019