We might just be witnessing one of the greatest seasons by a NY Jets defensive player in the last two decades. That's the pace that defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is on right now.
The former third overall pick was named the Defensive Player of the Month for October becoming the first Jets player to earn that honor since Darrelle Revis in December of 2009. Williams belongs in the Revis conversation given how dominant he's been this season.
From Weeks 4-8 (the month of October), Williams recorded 4.5 sacks which ranked third in the entire NFL over that span.
His 90.7 Pro Football Focus grade ranked second among defensive tackles while his Week 6 performance against the Green Bay Packers was one of the most impressive individual defensive performances by a Jets player in recent memory.
Williams finished that game with two sacks, three QB hits, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a blocked field goal en route to being named Defensive Player of the Week.
He's playing the best football of his career, and his Jets teammates made sure to congratulate him on his incredible achievement at Thursday's practice.
Quinnen Williams has been a dominant force for the NY Jets in 2022
It's nearly impossible to overstate just how good Williams has been this season. he currently ranks first among all defensive tackles in sacks, total pressures, pressure rate, and pass-rush productivity. He also has a top-10 PFF pass-rush grade and ranks top-10 in pass-rush win rate.
He's a top-two defensive tackle in the NFL right now alongside Aaron Donald. Williams is one of the best defensive players in football and it's hard to dispute that notion.
The Jets drafted Williams third overall in the 2019 NFL Draft with the hope that he would eventually become the one-man wreaking ball that he showed signs of being at Alabama. It's taken him four years, but he's that player now.
Williams is the most dominant individual defensive player the Jets have had probably since the days of Revis. He earned this honor, and soon enough, he'll earn a shiny new contract.