Quinnen Williams unfazed by trade talk

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The Jets aren’t shopping defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, but they’ll listen to offers. For his part, Williams isn’t listening to the noise.

“Honestly I just don’t read it, man,” Williams told SiriusXM SEC Radio. “Just don’t look at it, just don’t read it. You just don’t really listen to it, just don’t really pay it any attention, man. ‘Cause like I said, I gotta go out there every single day. I can’t control being traded. I can’t control being not traded. So it’s like, I can’t control being cut, released or anything like that. I can control what I can control, and that’s going out there every Sunday, every day, during practice, putting my best foot forward, working hard and just trying to be the best player I know I can be and the best player that I am.”

The third overall pick in the 2019 draft, Williams was selected by former Jets G.M. Mike Maccagnan.

Whether the Jets are listening to offers is different from the question of whether they’ll accept the best offer they get. And that’s part of the dance that happens whenever a team looks into possibly trading a player; the more motivated they seem to trade him, the less they’ll get.

5 responses to “Quinnen Williams unfazed by trade talk

  1. Seriously? You’re playing for the New York Jets and you’re supposed to be upset because there could be rumors going around that you might not have to waste your entire career with the Jets. Williams has to be elated. He’s just praying and keeping his fingers crossed that he’ll be moving on.

  2. He’s a really solid player. He’s what I WISHED Ed Oliver would have turned out to be on the Bills. Trading him away when he’s so young and by far the brightest spot on that defense would be nuts

  3. This doesn’t make any sense. You just drafted the guy last year and already are shopping him? Trade over paid veterans but keep the young guys to build around.

  4. Gonna take a first round pick to get him – no one will match that – he’s staying a Jet. Too bad.

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