Just months after a hefty $107,000,000 Aaron Rodgers deal, Jets aim to lock in DT Quinnen Williams with lucrative deal ahead of new NFL season

After successfully tying the knot with the Green Bay Packers’ long-time quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets are signaling their commitment to fortifying their defensive line by signing their star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams to a huge extension in the next few weeks.

Amid the Jets being blushing in the after-marriage glow with the Rodgers trade and many other elite players getting new long-term extensions, fans were continuously panicking thinking of Williams‘ uncertain future in the franchise, however, the franchise may not want to repeat the Jamal Adams situation of three years ago.

Quinnen Williams

Quinnen Williams offered lucrative deal by Jets

During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” 10 days ago, the Jets coach Robert Saleh ensured the potential trade with their first-round pick from 2019, saying he is not worried about Quinnen’s trade.

“He’ll get done. I’m not worried about that one.”

According to the New York Post, the All-Pro star and Gang Green had been in discussion since the scouting combines, and till now all the outcomes are signaling a positive vibe of him possibly becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive tackle in the upcoming deal.

Quinnen Williams

As most players are interested in getting more average salary per year, the source said Saleh’s team may be looking forward to keeping their veteran DT a little longer in exchange for a higher per-year average.

Aaron Rodgers Jets hefty $107M deal

New York acquired the legendary quarterback by sending a 2023 second-round pick, a sixth-round pick, and a conditional 2024 second-round pick to the Packers in exchange for the four-time MVP, the No. 15 pick, and a 2023 fifth-round pick.

The 10-time Pro Bowler decided to convey final cap favor to Green Bay by transferring his fully-guaranteed $58.3 million option bonus to 2024 and he is set to earn a minimum salary of $1.165 million in 2023, however, the 39-year-old will make a lucrative $107.55 million in 2024 by signing the historic deal.

The Jets may aim to secure Williams’ services as well in advance of the new NFL season to execute their game plan without any distractions.

Quinnen Williams

However, besides veteran DT Aaron Donald’s $31.6 million per year, all other top deals of defensive tackle position’s worth ranges from $22.5 million to $23.5 million per year, per Over the Cap and Gang Green must plan such lucrative deals to keep Quinnen in their roster.

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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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