DT - NYJ
Jets general manager Joe Douglas confirmed that the team will pick up defensive lineman Quinnen Williams' fifth-year option, keeping him in New York through the 2023 season.
This seemed inevitable and Douglas' announcement feels like a mere formality. Williams has boasted success through three pro seasons, including a 2021 campaign in which he racked up six sacks and 53 tackles. Through 41 games since being drafted, the former No. 3 pick has 15.5 sacks, 136 tackles, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. The Jets have a poor defense, but Williams is still a fantastic, gritty playmaker who headlines the unit.
New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams has been activated from the reserve/COVID list.
Williams has missed the last two games due to being on the COVID list. He missed two games of action due to landing on it on Sunday morning of Week 16. Quinnen has six sacks and has been solid for the Jets this season but has not taken the step forward many were hoping for. With that said, he remains one of the brightest talents at his position and will have a chance to match or exceed his career-high in sacks against the Buffalo Bills.
Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, DT Quinnen Williams of the Jets will require surgery to fix a broken bone in his foot and will miss 8-10 weeks.
Williams, 23-years old, is expected to return to Jets training camp by mid-July. The injury resulted in a small break in Williams' foot which will likely require surgery and need 8-10 weeks to heal. Williams is one of the stars of the New York defensive line and finished 2020 with 55 tackles and seven sacks. Getting a healthy Williams for the 2021 season will be key to the Jets defensive success.
New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams will be inactive for Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots.
Williams being inactive represents an upgrade for Cam Newton and the Patriots run game. Williams is tied for 12th in the league with seven tackles for loss and is the DL14 on the season.
Quinnen Williams has been ruled out for this Monday's matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Williams exited week one with an ankle injury.
Though the #3 overall pick didn't record a single stat in his 24 snaps in last week's game against the Bills, his absence still creates a giant hole along the D-line. The Jets are already in a dire situation, as they will be without Sam Darnold and C.J. Mosley for this primetime game. Go ahead and leave the Jets D/ST on the waiver wire this week.