NY Jets: Quinnen Williams is poised to break out in 2020

NY Jets (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
NY Jets (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

NY Jets’ defensive lineman Quinnen Williams’ is poised to break out in 2020.

NY Jets‘ defensive lineman Quinnen Williams capped off his 2019 season by racking up 2.5 sacks as a rookie. While that number may not pop off the screen, there are many other reasons for optimism that Williams will almost surely prove to be true in 2020.

Williams was dealt plenty of adversity early on in his career. With an ankle injury sidelining him for multiple weeks early in the season, we later learned that this same injury lingered through the majority of 2019, possibly explaining some struggles we saw from Williams down the line.

With training camp set to get underway towards the end of July, we’ll likely get a look at Quinnen fully healthy for the first time since Week 1. We’ll see a faster, stronger, leaner Quinnen Williams heading into 2020, which could mean dominance for the second-year versatile lineman.

The Fletcher Cox’s and Chris Jones’ of the league didn’t make an immediate elite impact in year one. Now entering year two, Williams should be able to showcase why he’ll be in the conversation as one of the better defensive linemen in the league.

Quinnen Williams has clearly been putting in the offseason work to succeed with the NY Jets in 2020.

Quinnen’s Instagram stories have been intriguing, as he’s been highlighting his efforts to lose fat and gain muscle throughout the offseason. Fans should be excited to see what Williams can bring to the field while seeing him slowly improve throughout last season.

Jets’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has spoken highly of Williams in the past, and he’s actually the one who disclosed that Quinnen’s injury affected his play during this past season.

If there’s anyone to trust to handle Quinnen Williams’ development, it’s Gregg. He’s been tasked to take players such as Myles Garrett under his wing, who have performed to a whole other level under his guidance.

In the end, predicting Quinnen to record 5-9 sacks in 2020 is realistic. We should see drastic improvements from him over a 16-game span, hoping he can make a name for himself as a cornerstone piece to a defense that has seen success defending the run in the past.

The true question is, can he establish himself as a premier pass-rusher that can attack the quarterback consistently?

NY Jets: 3 wide receivers the team could still target in a trade. Next

That should be exciting to find out.