NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers attends Knicks game, Quinnen Williams extension
Aaron Rodgers had quite the busy weekend. No, he hasn't decided if he wants to play for the NY Jets or not yet, at least not at the time of writing. But the future Hall of Famer was out and about in the public space.
On Saturday, Rodgers attended a charity flag football game, and the next night, he was spotted at the New York Knicks/Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. Rodgers is clearly living his best life and certainly doesn't appear to be in any rush to make a decision.
That's a problem for the Jets and Green Bay Packers, who essentially need a decision by today at 12 pm ET when the legal-tampering period of free agency begins.
Rodgers said on Saturday that he's aware of the supposed "time limit," but unless he makes his mind up by noon today, he isn't going to abide by it. Just because he's aware of the time limit doesn't mean he cares, I guess.
Quinnen Williams extension just got more expensive
The Jets re-signed linebacker Quincy Williams to a team-friendly three-year, $18 million contract on Sunday, officially extending one Williams brother. The other Williams brother, however, saw his value increase.
The Washington Commanders handed star defensive tackle Daron Payne a four-year, $90 million contract on Sunday, thus setting the bar for a defensive tackle market that's expected to explode in the near future.
Aside from Quinnen Williams, the likes of Dexter Lawrence, Jeffery Simmons, Christian Wilkins, and Chris Jones will all be looking for new contracts soon. For everyone but Jones, this will be their first major payday.
The Jets have vowed to get an extension done with Williams this offseason, but it won't come cheap. Payne's contract essentially proves that.
Jalen Ramsey traded to the Dolphins
One of the Jets' AFC East rivals got a long stronger on Sunday, as the Miami Dolphins acquired All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey in exchange for a third-round pick and backup tight end Hunter Long.
The trade was universally lauded as a steal for Miami with the Rams just looking to rebuild and unload Ramsey's contract. Still, the Dolphins just landed one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL for virtually nothing.
Ramsey may not be the best cornerback in football anymore, but it's hard to argue that he's not still top-10. The Dolphins are loading up on defense with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
The AFC East has suddenly become perhaps the best cornerback division in football. From Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed to Ramsey to Tre'Davious White to a potentially resurgent Xavien Howard, the division is stacked with great cornerbacks.