Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams has been a solid player in the trenches for New York, but he’s yet to have developed into the explosive, gamechanging type that the team hoped he’d be when it selected him with the third overall pick of the 2019 draft.
And given that he’s still playing on a rookie deal, having been a top-three pick, he could be viewed as attractive for other contending teams looking to upgrade the interior of their defensive line. Moving Williams could make sense if the price was right, too, as the Jets are currently rebuilding, and stockpiling picks could work out well for them — especially if they draft a quarterback in in the near future.
But Williams doesn’t want to leave his current team, even though other former Jets players, such as Jamal Adams, have felt otherwise.
“Yeah, I’d be disappointed,” Williams said, via Pro Football Talk. “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.”
It’s silly that players nowadays, especially those that have only been in the league for a few years, believe that teams need to check with them first before executing a trade. The Jets don’t need Williams’ approval, whether he wants to be in New York or not. It’s nice that he wants to play for them going forward, but he signed a contract, and his future is in the Jets’ hands.