Jets Shopping Quinnen Williams?

The Jets are shopping defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (on Twitter). However, other Jets beat writers — like Ralph Vacchiano of SNY (Twitter link) — say that “shopping” is a strong word. But, at minimum, they may be keeping an open ear to inquiries.

For the lowly Jets, it may be a matter of semantics. With a record of 0-7 and a limited budget for 2020, the Jets are clearly in need of a revamp. Trading Williams, of course, would signal an overhaul. Williams, 23 in December, was drafted third overall just last year. The former Crimson Tide standout has been a starter ever since, and he has the talent to be a cornerstone for years to come.

The Jets, according to Mehta, would want more than a second-round pick for Williams. That’s a fair ask, given his draft status and his own personal improvement in the face of the Jets’ general disarray. Through seven games, Williams has five tackles for loss and ranks as one of the league’s very best run-stoppers on the interior, according to Pro Football Focus.

It’s worth noting that Williams was the final first-round choice of the Mike Maccagnan era. New GM Joe Douglas — who took over months later — might not share the same affection

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16 comments on “Jets Shopping Quinnen Williams?

  1. Bearmeat

    GB could really use Williams. But I seriously doubt Gute parts with a 1.

    • brave new world

      He doesn’t have too, just says more than a 2nd, they have extra 4th, 5th, & 6th rounders I believe this year do you comp
      Picks. So offer a 2 & a 5 and see if they bite. He is worth it. Plus he is cheap for the next 3+ years.

    • andremets

      He won’t have to since this rumor comes from the pathological liar, Manish Metha. No reason for the Jets to give up so soon on the #3 pick overall from the 19 draft.

  2. jonnyzuck

    Williams is a good player but if you can get a first round pick you have to strongly consider it.

    • joeyrocafella

      but why tho? We already have the player that is developing into a player that was a first round pick! Why get rid of him and just draft another first rounder who you have to groom all over again… Why not just KEEP the first round player that we already have?

        • BG99

          But picks are picks, you still have to get the selections correct. In this case, the Jets got the selection correct.

          He’s the anchor every DL needs.

  3. progina

    Cowboys need to look into a deal. Not necessarily to help them win an awful division, but to have a guy that can actually stop a running attack in future years. I wouldn’t give up a first round pick because they will likely have a very high pick but if they could package a 2 and 4 or something like that, they should pull the trigger.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    The rebuilding Bengals could use a guy like this to take over for Geno Atkins.

    • jay13

      I was thinking the Bengals could use this guy as well. I think he would be a monster in that defense.

      He is so good and young though, why would the Jetz trade him

    • Simmons>Russ

      Could even give up John Ross as apart of the deal. Jets don’t have much at WR and Ross wasn’t lived up to the hype at all but he’s worth giving another shot too.

      John Ross plus a 2nd and a 5th or 6th

      Bengals with Burrow Mixon Green Boyd and Higgins would be nice offensively just need some protection and defensively with Atkins and Williams upfront they be good against the run atleast.

      Bengals should also shop Dunlap and Reader

  5. Michael Chaney

    I’d want the Browns to use a top pick on a pass rusher to play on the other end of Garrett, but I also wouldn’t mind trading a first for him to play inside if they don’t feel comfortable giving big money to Ogunjobi.

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