4. Quincy Williams, LB, NY Jets
Quincy Williams has moments of brilliance that provide a glimpse of the player he could be. Unfortunately, those flashes are mixed in with bone-headed mistakes that leave you scratching your head.
That's the Quincy Williams experience. While Williams became a bit more consistent in his second year with Gang Green, his issues still pop up too frequently.
Williams often finds himself overrunning plays. He lacks gap discipline which leads to big runs. His eyes tend to lock in on the backfield which causes him to ignore his coverage assignment from time to time.
Williams is a fun player who seems to find a way to secure at least one big hit per game. His highlight reel is full of hit sticks and run fills that would make you think he's an All-Pro linebacker. But his lack of consistency is what holds him and this Jets' defense back.
The Jets need to find a way to upgrade at linebacker this offseason. C.J. Mosley's contract means that he will almost certainly be back, but Williams and Kwon Alexander are both pending free agents.
Williams will likely have offers from other teams and the Jets should find a way to add a more consistent piece to their linebacker puzzle. Alexander showed enough to be brought back on a team-friendly deal, but in the case of Williams, it's probably best to move on.
From an emotional standpoint, it won't be easy to split up the Williams brothers, especially seeing how well-liked the elder Williams is in the locker room. But the NFL is a business at the end of the day.
It seems like there's a good chance Quincy Williams has played his last game with the Jets.