New York Jets interior defensive lineman Quinnen Williams recently revealed that he’d be “disappointed” if he’s traded.
Who in their right mind would ever trade away a kid who picks up the slack in the “bless you” department?
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) February 26, 2021
From discussing his Madden Ultimate Team to mixing it up with the fans, Quinnen Williams might just be the funniest man in the NFL. Again, who in the world would ever think about trading this kid? Well, if Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson are involved on the other end, a bunch of teams would broach the subject.
In spite of finding himself in a situation completely out of his control, the New York Jets interior defensive stud doesn’t want to go anywhere. Williams recently revealed that he’d be “disappointed” if he were to be traded, per CBS Sports Radio’s The Zack Gelb Show.
“Yeah, I’d be disappointed,” Williams said. “I really want to be a Jet for life. I like New York and I want to play in New York. I’d be disappointed if they traded me and didn’t tell me.”
Williams, 23, has been mentioned a lot over the last couple of months with the league’s quarterback carousel spinning. First, the disgruntled star quarterback in Houston forced Big Q’s name to be bandied about. More recently, the first bombshell report about Russell Wilson Thursday included the Jets as a possible destination.
ESPN’s Brady Henderson and Jeremy Fowler later dispelled the Wilson trade-demand rumors, but Williams’s name won’t suddenly disappear from the rumor mill. All he can do is take it all in stride.
“Honestly, I just handle what I can handle and control what I can control,” Williams said. “I just go after it and work as hard as I can and play with the team that I’m on. Hopefully, it’s the Jets so I can play for Coach [Robert] Saleh. But I just work my hardest so I can be the best player I can be.”
This past season, Williams busted out as one of the NFL’s breakout defensive stars. He collected seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss in 13 games while ranking 12th among all interior defenders over at PFF.
For now, Quinnen Williams, the funniest man in the NFL, remains a Jet.