Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and New York Jets etching towards agreement as per new report

A new report from the New York Post suggests that Quinnen Williams and the Jets are not far away from finding mutual ground.


Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and New York Jets etching towards agreement as per new report

Quinnen Williams (image via Getty images)

The New York Jets have been busy this offseason landing in some blockbuster deals ahead of the new season. They had a disappointing performance last year and look really focused to turn it around this time.

Having landed in star quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, the next step is to ensure they get a contract extension for defensive tackle Quinnen Williams in place. The two parties have been in constant dialogue, but nothing has been finalized yet.

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However, new reports suggest that the deal is most likely to be completed and Williams will be staying with the New York Jets. Head coach Robert Saleh is not concerned and is sure Williams will be staying.

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Quinnen Williams could be close to an agreement if his terms are met

Quinnen Williams (image via Getty images)
Quinnen Williams (image via Getty images)

NFL agent Joel Corry, who as a contracts expert for CBSSports.com, made some excellent points about the situation with Quinnen Williams and pointed out the parameters which need to be kept in mind.

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It could be length of the contract,” Corry said. “The market has been set at four years, so if the Jets want five years, it’s not getting done unless they want to pay through the nose for the fifth year. … Or, if he is looking for $25 million to $30 million per year, that’s the other reason why.”

Additionally Corry also said that Williams’ deal depended on what other defensive tackles like Daron Payne of the Washington Commanders or Tennessee Titans’ Jeffery Simmons were signing. His terms could rise because his compatriots were also asking more.

“As soon as Simmons’ deal got done, that became Quinnen Williams’ floor,” Corry said. “He’s going to say, ‘Who was First Team All-Pro last year?’ I want at least $24 million per year.’ I can understand why he would want [to average] $25 million. That’s not an unreasonable ask. There shouldn’t be as big of a gap between Aaron Donald and everybody else.”

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Jets general manager Joe Douglas has done some fantastic business this offseason and will be looking to finish on a high with Quinnen Williams. The defensive tackle has an important role to play for the Jets and they can’t afford to lose him.

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