Former NY Jets GM has hilarious response to Quinnen Williams extension

Mike Tannenbaum is having flashbacks to Darrelle Revis' holdout

NY Jets, Mike Tannenbaum
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The NY Jets world rejoiced following the news of Quinnen Williams' massive, big-money extension on Thursday. Fans and players alike celebrated the fact that the Jets were able to lock up one of their franchise cornerstones for the foreseeable future.

Perhaps the most important part about Williams' extension is that the two sides were able to reach an agreement prior to the start of training camp next week. After all, the last thing the Jets wanted was a contract dispute with one of their star players playing out in front of a national audience on "Hard Knocks."

Just as former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Tannenbaum chimed in on Twitter following the news of Williams' extension to remark that it's never wise to have holdouts featured on "Hard Knocks." Tannenbaum, of course, is very familiar with that.

The former NFL executive was witness to the infamous Darrelle Revis holdout during the Jets' first appearance on "Hard Knocks" in 2010. Tannenbaum was serving as the Jets' general manager at the time, and he had to sit and watch as his team's dirty laundry was aired to the public.

Needless to say, the Jets are very happy that won't be the case with Williams.

The NY Jets got a deal done with Quinnen Williams before training camp

The Jets will already have their fair share of compelling storylines featured on "Hard Knocks" this summer. From Mekhi Becton's road to redemption to Zach Wilson's new role to everything with Aaron Rodgers, the Jets have no shortage of entertaining narratives for the NFL Films crew to focus on.

The Jets didn't need another potentially negative subject for the media to focus on. Thankfully, they got a deal done with their star defensive tackle just a few days before the start of training camp.

Williams' new four-year, $96 million contract contains a whopping $66 million in guarantees and is the largest contract given out in franchise history. It also makes him the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL.

The Jets now look forward to Williams continuing to dominate the NFL for years to come. There was no unnecessary drama on national television. There were no needless distractions.

Quinnen Williams will remain a member of the Jets for the foreseeable future. Joe Douglas doesn't have to worry about experiencing what Mike Tannenbaum did 13 years ago.