Quinnen Williams Trade Rumors: Jets Want More Than 2nd-Round Pick for DT

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2020

New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams has been a bright spot for the struggling 0-6 New York Jets, and the team wants to ensure that his value is represented in any trade offers they consider ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets have been offered a second-round pick but are looking for more.

"GM Joe Douglas will consider anything, but for a player as highly regarded as Williams, it's more of a question of, 'How many second rounders?'" Rapoport wrote Sunday.  

Williams was drafted by the Jets out of Alabama with the third overall pick in 2019, but he has yet to live up to the hype. He appeared in 13 games as a rookie, starting nine of them, with just 2.5 sacks and 28 combined tackles. Through six games as a starter this season, he has added two sacks, but both of them came in the same game: Week 2's 31-13 beating at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, where he registered a season-high seven tackles to add to his total of 24.

The Athletic's Connor Hughes reported Thursday the Jets had not received calls "with anything serious" for Williams.

Rapoport also noted that the Jets, who have already made a number of moves in releasing Le'Veon Bell and dealing defensive tackle Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive end Jordan Willis to the San Francisco 49ers, will not listen to offers for quarterback Sam Darnold, though the team may make a move involving him following this year's draft. 

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