Avery Williamson believes he made the right decision in signing with the New York Jets this offseason. Heading into mandatory minicamp, the linebacker feels right at home.
Leaving home to achieve your goals is a tough decision for anyone, even professional athletes.
For Avery Williamson, he had the chance to leave the state of Tennessee this offseason where he was raised and played four years for the Titans. Williamson decided to take that chance and sign with the New York Jets to help solidify their middle linebacker spot.
Williamson was a solid middle linebacker during his four-year stint with the Titans. Williamson collected 298 tackles the past three years, 11.5 sacks in four years, and has only missed one game in four years. So as you can see, the organization’s support for Williamson is justified.
Heading into mandatory minicamp, the linebacker believes he made the right choice in choosing his new team. According to an article by NewYorkJets.com contributor Randy Lange, Williamson states he has received lots of support from the organization. Here is what Williamson had to say:
“The support I’ve gotten so far, not just from the coaches but all the staff, I feel like it’s really good. I just got a great feeling when I walked in the building, like that’s the way it’s supposed to feel. I definitely feel like it was a great decision to come here.”
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Last season, Williamson only recorded 52 tackles and saw his role diminish due to his coverage skills not being up to par according to the Titans coaching staff. This most likely played a factor in the Titans not bringing back the middle linebacker.
However, Williamson is looking forward to making the Titans pay for not bringing him back. In the article by Lange, the linebacker stressed that the Jets have the guys needed to do some great things on defense and should be very fast flowing.
The Jets have had great success at the middle linebacker position with David Harris and Demario Davis. With both of those linebackers now gone, the Jets are looking for their next anchor in the middle of the defense. Williamson has the support from the organization and the skills to become that because he feels right at home.