The NY Jets would not have been able to pull off one of the most unprecedented upsets of the 2023 season in a 20-14 victory against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles without the standout performances of linebacker Quincy Williams and All-Pro defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
The older Quincy continued to make his Pro Bowl case by flying all around the field, making hard hits, and recovering a fumble. Quinnen picked up an interception off a deflection while playing well against an elite center in Jason Kelce. This win had extra significance off the field for the brothers.
Williams' mother, Marquischa Henderson, passed away in 2010 after a battle with breast cancer. In the same month the NFL is pushing their "Crucial Catch" initiative, the Williams boys had their grandmother in attendance. Both of them made plays with Grandma watching from the stands.
After both Williams brothers recorded turnovers and helped a Jets team with only two cornerbacks that didn't begin the season on the practice squad take home a win, both Quincy and Quinnen declared their support for their grandmother and want her at as many games as possible.
Quincy Williams, Quinnen Williams lead NY Jets to win in front of their grandmother
Don't be fooled by the fact that Quinnen only has 0.5 sacks through six games after his big deal. The pressure rates are still very high despite some very difficult offensive lines in the early stages of the season, and he has been incredibly disruptive in the last two victories against the Eagles and Denver Broncos.
Quincy is playing like someone who should be a Pro Bowl lock with a legitimate All-Pro case in his back pocket. Williams leads the Jets with 60 tackles in six games while also picking up two sacks and forcing a fumble. His speed and power as a hitter is what makes him a truly unique defensive force.
The Jets know they have to win a very specific way, and their defense must lead the charge. If the Williams brothers keep playing like this, there's a good chance that Grandma will get an invitation to some playoff games for the first time in years.