Asked on Wednesday to give the Jets' official stance on Quinnen Williams, who has been the subject of rumors with the NFL trade deadline coming on Nov. 3, Jets head coach Adam Gase said Williams is "gonna be here."
"Those (rumors) are false," Gase told reporters via Zoom. "I talked to Quinnen. I have not heard one thing come from anybody in the front office about him being traded. I know Joe (Douglas) talked to Quinnen, he talked to his agent. There's nothing to that. It's false."
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported Tuesday that while Williams might be the most marketable player on the roster and has drawn some interest from around the league, according to NFL sources, one source made it clear that the Jets are not actively shopping him. Instead, the team is just willing to listen to offers.
Vacchiano added that the feeling outside the Jets organization is that Douglas does not want to move Williams, though another team offering a first-round pick might be able to get Douglas' attention.
Asked on Tuesday about the rumors surrounding him, Williams said he tries to not let them impact him.
“Honestly, I just don't read it, man. Just don’t look at it, just don’t read it. You just don't really listen to it, just don't really pay it any attention, man,” Williams said. “Cause like I said, I gotta go out there every single day.
“I can't control being traded. I can't control being not traded. So, it's like, I can't control being cut, released or anything like that. I can control what I can control, and that's going out there every Sunday, every day, during practice, putting my best foot forward, working hard and just trying to be the best player I know I can be and the best player that I am.