A day earlier than the NFL’s authorized negotiation window, Gang Green re-signed one in all their very own gamers.
According to a league supply, the Jets and linebacker Quincy Williams have agreed on a three-year, $18 million contract, which may max out to $21 million in incentives. NFL Network was the primary to report Williams’ deal.
After two seasons with the Jaguars, the Jets claimed Williams off waivers. Since then, Williams has been one of many extra regular gamers on the Jets protection.
In 2021, he recorded 110 tackles, which was second to C.J. Mosley (158) and 9 tackles for loss. Last season, Williams adopted that up with 106 tackles and 12 tackles for loss.
Gang Green felt like Williams was one of many keys to their protection, which completed fourth within the league in whole protection and factors allowed in 2022. Williams was one in all two Jets beginning linebackers scheduled to be free brokers in the beginning of the league 12 months.
Kwon Alexander, who signed a one-year take care of the Jets days into coaching camp final August, can also be an unrestricted free agent. This is the second transfer the Jets have made on the defensive finish over the last week.
On Thursday, the Jets acquired Ravens security Chuck Clark for a 2024 seventh-round decide.
Re-signing Williams ought to make his brother Quinnen Williams comfortable because the Jets wish to prolong the defensive sort out this offseason. Last 12 months, Quinnen Williams had a profession season as he recorded 55 tackles and 12 sacks as he was a first-team All-Pro and a Pro Bowl choice.
In January, Quinnen Williams advised reporters he wouldn’t attend the Jets’ voluntary offseason program in May with no new contract. He’s within the remaining 12 months of his rookie contract, scheduled to pay him $9.5 million assured.
Earlier on Sunday, Commanders defensive sort out Daron Payne agreed to a four-year, $90 million contract.
“We’ve had several good discussions with [agent] Nicole [Lynn] and Quinnen since the season,” mentioned Jets’ GM Joe Douglas. “We feel really good about where we’re at and, again, feel good that this process is going to play out in the right way.”