Overpaid. That is one of many ways to describe the Jets re-signing of Quinnen Williams.
You can also add that it was a sign of a new era of Jets football. Williams is now the first Jets’ player selected in round one to sign a second contract with the organization since Muhammad Wilkerson, who was picked in 2011.
Not a single first round Jets’ player from 2012-2018 signed contract extensions with the organization. It has been a rough last several years.
New York re-signed Quincy Williams earlier this offseason to a 3-year/$18M contrac. Quinnen will stay and continue to play with his brother on a $96M extension, with $66M being guaranteed.
Last season Quinnen Williams posted two forced fumbles with one recovery last season in 16 games, all of which he started. The 25-year-old had 12 sacks and 35 solo tackles, to receive a top 10 vote for Defensive Player of the Year.
Williams is a great player, but overall has only had that one good season. Locking him up for four years is a solid move by the Jets, but locking up $66M could be a financial burden for the organization.
The DT has suffered several injuries so far in his short career with a foot fracture and concussion highlighting the injured list.