NY Jets not receiving any ‘serious’ trade offers for Quinnen Williams

NY Jets, Quinnen Williams Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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The NY Jets are reportedly not receiving any serious trade offers for Quinnen Williams.

The NY Jets may not admit that they’re on the brink of a total fire sale, but their actions over the last two weeks seem to indicate otherwise. And one player who’s recently joined the trade discussion is Quinnen Williams.

Following the release of Le’Veon Bell and the trades of both Steve McLendon and Jordan Willis, it seems as though what linebacker Avery Williamson said a few days ago is true.

And that is that no one is safe. Williams, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, certainly isn’t excluded from that notion.

The Jets could look to move Williams before the November 3rd trade deadline in less than two weeks. But at least according to one recent report, that might prove to be a more difficult task than expected.

The Athletic’s Connor Hughes reported on Thursday that the Jets would probably trade Williams for a second-round pick, but that they haven’t received any serious offers yet. It seems as though his leaguewide value is lower than anticipated.

Williams undoubtedly had an underwhelming rookie season, but the former Alabama star is still supremely talented and is playing significantly better this season. Not to mention the fact that he’s only 22-years-old.

One would think that he’d have more value around the NFL, but perhaps not. This is what Hughes had to say about Williams’ current trade value.

“The Jets might be able to get back a second-round pick for him. If that offer comes up, could [Joe] Douglas, knowing the Jets are still years away, turn it down? Probably not. To this point, no one has called the Jets about Williams with anything serious.”

Quinnen Williams has played well with the NY Jets in 2020.

In six games, Williams has amassed two sacks, 24 tackles, and four tackles for loss which pretty much matches his numbers from last season. His 71.2 Pro Football Focus grade ranks 29th out of all interior defensive linemen and he has a top-10 run defense grade for his position as well.

He’s been good this season whether many realize it or not. And he’s doing this with essentially no help and in a 3-4 defense that doesn’t particularly suit him. It’s likely we haven’t seen the best from Quinnen Williams just yet.

And if that’s the case, it’s incredibly surprising to see no team offer even a second-round pick for him. Perhaps the Jets would simply be better served holding on to him regardless.

After all, the team needs to have some building blocks for the future. Williams is young and playing some good football right now — it would make little sense to move on.

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Either way, even if the Jets want to move Quinnen Williams, it doesn’t appear as though they’re going to be able to.