Jets, Williams Disagree On Payout

Jets No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams is one of the few remaining stragglers left in this year’s draft class, and now we know why. The Jets are pushing for a particular bonus payout structure that would cost the defensive lineman approximately $100K, according to Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter). 

It’s not ideal for negotiations to drag, but this is a minor dispute, all things considered. A difference of $100K ultimately shouldn’t mean much to the Jets, considering that Williams’ slot calls for $32.5MM across four years.

Williams, an Alabama product, registered 71 total tackles, including 19.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in his final year on campus. The Jets, arguably, have placed too much emphasis on their interior defensive line in recent years, but they could not pass up the opportunity to land Williams, who holds tremendous potential.

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9 comments on “Jets, Williams Disagree On Payout

  1. goldenmisfit

    It is reasons like this why the New York Jets have been the joke of the league for decades.

    • OCTraveler

      Why? What has he done in the NFL to expect more than slotted money? So much easier when it’s not your checkbook.

      • He is not asking for more than slot money. He is just asking for a structure that doesn’t cost him $100k.

        • phenomenalajs

          I agree, but it’s more about principle than actual payment. I smell a CBA fight here.

  2. A headline attached to a story with neither details nor real information is clickbait.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The Jets will need to save that $100k so they can make a 30 second video of highlights from the past 50 years.

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