The Jets had one of their best years ever in 2022, going 7-0, and they hope to keep rolling this season. The New York Jets have strengthened their defense by announcing the signing of linebacker Quincy Williams to a contract for the next three years which is a part of their endeavor to be a formidable opponent for the teams they are playing against.
Williams was initially selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round in 2019 and joins the Jets’ roster in September 2021, is the younger brother of the team’s great defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. In 2021, Quincy and Quinnen made history by becoming the first brothers to each record a sack for their own teams in the same game, an accomplishment they attained in an overtime victory over the Titans.
A source has confirmed that Quincy Williams, who is 26 years old, was offered and accepted a three-year contract worth $18 million. Of that total, $9 million is guaranteed to Williams, and he has the potential to earn an additional $3 million in incentives.
The #Jets agreed to terms with LB Quincy Williams on a three-year, $18 million deal that maxes out at $21M with incentives, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2023
What attracts the Jets to retain Quincy Williams?
Williams, a vital contributor to the Jets’ defense who eventually took over as a starter, replaced Jarrad Davis, is noted for his remarkable speed and tackling skills. Over the two previous seasons, he started a total of 28 games and his total tackles have exceeded 100 in each of his seasons with the team, including 110 in 2021 and 106 in 2022, along with a career-high three sacks.
The arrival of Williams is the latest example of general manager Joe Douglas’s ability to identify valuable assets on the waiver wire, and he gives the Jets hope that they can further strengthen their defense.
Douglas expressed his delight at the signing and described Quincy as a young, promising linebacker who has already demonstrated flashes of brilliance in his brief career. They predict that he will be a crucial part of their defense going forward, and they are thrilled to have him on board.
The Jets have made a step toward developing a strong and competitive defense for the upcoming season with the re-signing of Williams, and team supporters will definitely be eager to see what the future holds for this young and promising linebacker.