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Quinnen Williams‘ ascension to stardom highlights the key advanced analytics from a strong performance by the New York Jets defense.

It’s official: Quinnen Williams is a star

Stacking one elite performance after the next, Williams has established himself as one of the most destructive interior defensive linemen in the NFL.

After setting a new career-high with seven pressures against the Chargers in Week 11, Williams matched that number with another seven pressures against Miami on Sunday. He added two batted passes, two run stuffs, and a forced fumble in an absolutely dominant all-around performance.

Williams is tied for 13th among interior defensive linemen with 29 pressures this season. His pressure rate of 10.3% ranks at the 83rd percentile among qualifiers, while his Pro Football Focus pass-rush grade of 76.6 ranks at the 90th percentile.

As a testament to his prowess in the running game, Williams has collected 28 stops (tackles that constitute a failed play by the offense), which leads all IDL.

Williams has a combined total of 54 pressures, stops, and pass breakups. That ties him with Cameron Heyward and Chris Jones for fourth-best at the position, trailing only Grady Jarrett (59), Stephon Tuitt (67), and Aaron Donald (76). That’s the dictionary definition of “elite company.”

Note: sacks are counted as both a stop and a pressure. Williams has been a part of six sacks, so his combined total of 60 pressures (29), stops (28), and pass breakups (3) is subtracted by six to prevent sacks from being double-counted.

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Hall took the fanbase by storm with a shockingly solid starting debut against the duo of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in Los Angeles. In his encore performance, Hall put some very interesting numbers on his resume.


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