What it might take for Jets to consider trading DT Quinnen Williams

Scott Thompson
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Quinnen Williams jogs during practice
Quinnen Williams jogs during practice

Quinnen Williams' name has been involved in trade rumors as the NFL trade deadline approaches. Last week, The Athletic's Connor Hughes reported that the Jets weren't hearing "anything serious," and the latest report on the 2018 first rounder may explain why. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is hearing that the "rumored second-round pick" that could land Williams isn't enough. 

What else GM Joe Douglas wants isn't known, but if the reports are true, it means he's not going to give up on the No. 3 overall selection. Mike Maccagnan was the one who drafted Williams, but he is still a very talented defensive tackle with a lot of upside in his game.

He had just 2.5 sacks last season over 13 games (nine starts) in 2019 with 28 combined tackles. Williams dealt with an injury that he played through the entire year, so a healthier 2020 is when he was supposed to breakout.

Over six games, he does have two sacks and 24 tackles with a forced fumble. So there is progress there but nothing jumping off the page.

Douglas will have a tough choice to make if a team comes with a package that is too good to give up, much like the Jamal Adams' deal was in his eyes.