4 easiest roster decisions for the NY Jets this offseason

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3. The NY Jets will pick up Quinnen Williams' fifth-year option

This one is fairly straightforward. The Jets have a decision to make regarding Quinnen Williams' fifth-year option this offseason and it's a fair bet to assume they will pick it up.

Williams is entering his fourth year in the NFL, and while it's reasonable to question whether he's lived up to the lofty expectations of being the third overall pick, he's undoubtedly still a very good player.

Williams has recorded 13 sacks over his last 28 games which is among the highest rates of any defensive tackle in football. At just 24-years-old, he's a top-10 defensive tackle in the NFL by almost every metric.

And given that Williams' fifth-year option is projected to be worth roughly $10.28 million, picking it up is a no-brainer. 16 defensive tackles had a higher salary in 2021 — there's no world where Quinnen Williams isn't a top-16 defensive tackle in football.

Now, extension talks are another thing. Williams is a very good player, but how much money he gets might depend on how well he plays in 2022.

As far as exercising his fifth-year option goes, however, this one doesn't require much thought. The Jets are going to pick it up, despite what some questionable "analysts" might suggest.