NY Jets: Quincy Wilson can reach his full potential under Gregg Williams

NY Jets, Quincy Wilson (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Quincy Wilson (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The NY Jets traded for former second-round pick Quincy Wilson during the 2020 NFL Draft. And the talented cornerback could reach his full potential under Gregg Williams.

So far this offseason, the NY Jets have filled a lot of holes on the defensive side of the ball, primarily at the cornerback position. One of those acquisitions was former second-round pick Quincy Wilson who was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Indianapolis Colts.

The 23-year-old will be entering into his fourth season in the NFL with a lot to prove.

Wilson’s time in Indianapolis was very underwhelming as he only appeared in nine games last season and recorded just two interceptions in his three seasons with the Colts.

The Colts’ secondary in 2019 wasn’t anything special but, it seemed like they didn’t have enough faith in Wilson as he only appeared in nine games and didn’t make a single start.

The Jets hope they can find the same Quincy Wilson who was a consensus second-round pick our of Florida in 2017. At Florida, Wilson was a standout cornerback for the Gators who had six interceptions and helped his team reach three straight bowl games.

I believe Wilson can succeed in Gregg Williams’ defense. A big upside to Wilson’s game is his toughness and physicality which is the perfect type of player for Williams’ aggressive coaching style.

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Wilson will be fighting for a starting role after second-year cornerback Blessuan Austin impressed the Jets down the stretch last season. He is also known for being a press coverage cornerback who is aggressive at the line of scrimmage and is efficient in man-to-man coverage.

A perfect fit for Gregg Williams’ scheme.

The Jets have improved their secondary drastically this offseason. It will be interesting to see what they do with the added depth that they have in the defensive backfield.

Wilson will also be joining his former Colts teammate in cornerback Pierre Desir who signed with the team as a free agent back in early April.

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Despite his lackluster season last year, Wilson has the physical pedigree to succeed with the Jets. And under the guidance of Gregg Williams, he could finally reach his full potential.