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One of the big defensive playmakers for the New York Jets is going to be sidelined for two to three months, as DL Quinnen Williams has a small break in a bone in his foot.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Williams will likely have to sit for a while as the foot recovers.
He also states that the injury and the surgery needed to repair it will prevent Williams from participating in Jets OTAs or minicamp. On the good news front, he should be ready to go for the team’s summer training camp and the 2021 season.
#Jets DL Quinnen Williams broke a small bone in his foot and likely will have surgery that’ll sideline him 8-10 weeks, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. That means no OTAs or minicamp for Williams, but he should be healthy in time for training camp.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 4, 2021
The foot injury likely occurred during on-field workouts at the Jets’ Florham Park facility.
Williams has improved in his two seasons with the NFL. He put up seven sacks, 55 tackles, and 14 quarterback hits in Year 2. Those numbers blow away those from his rookie season, when he had just 2.5 sacks with 28 tackles and six QB hits.
The Jets drafted Williams third overall in 2019. That year, the Cardinals took quarterback Kyler Murray as the first overall pick, and the 49ers chose defensive end Nick Bosa as the second pick.
Oddly enough, the new coach of the Jets is Robert Saleh, the former defensive coordinator of the 49ers who helped make the decision to go with Bosa over Williams.
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“Oddly enough, the new coach of the Jets is Robert Saleh, the former defensive coordinator of the 49ers who helped make the decision to go with Bosa over Williams.”
Nothing odd about it. The 49ers already had Buckner/Armstead for the interior. If you watched the ’18 49ers defense, edge rusher was what was missing, hence Bosa being picked over Williams.