Staying in New York? Quinnen Williams wants to be a 'Jet for life'
Quinnen Williams may be coming off his best NFL season to date with the Jets but following a coaching change in New York, nothing is guaranteed to the defensive lineman from Alabama.
After a disappointing rookie season in 2019, Williams responded by starting 13 games and registering 55 tackles and seven sacks for the Jets in 2020. Williams was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Following the hire of head coach Robert Saleh, formerly the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, there are rumors that the team could be in play to land Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson via trade. Watson won’t come cheap, however, and Williams has been rumored to be involved in trade discussions to land the Houston signal-caller.
During a recent appearance on CBS Sports Radio, Williams expressed his desire to stay in New York.
“Yeah, I’d be disappointed,” Williams said according to WFAN in New York. “I really want to be a Jet for life. I like New York and I want to play in New York. I’d be disappointed if they traded me and didn’t tell me.”
The Jets are in an interesting spot here, as success is often defined in the NFL by the performance of a team’s quarterback. On the flip side, Williams could be the key piece of the new defense set to be installed by Saleh.
Look for a decision to be made by the Jets, one way or another, by the time the 2021 NFL Draft arrives in late April.