Avery Williamson may have just joined the New York Jets but he already is loving his time in New York more than he did with the Tennessee Titans.
Avery Williamson is now a member of the New York Jets. And no, it wasn’t just because of the money.
Williamson signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract on March 18, 2018 and the 26-year-old also revealed some choice words about the Titans organization.
“It was a weird situation,” Williamson told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his time with the Titans. “Honestly, I don’t know. But they didn’t want me to play certain downs…I was definitely offended by that all last year. Like I said, it wasn’t my decision. Now I’m here and I’m definitely going to get the opportunity.”
Williamson played in 16 games for the Titans last season but still didn’t play all of the snaps. In fact, he played about 60 percent of the team’s total snaps throughout the season.
And even then, Williamson had some great numbers. He had three sacks, made 52 tackles and had a career-high 40 assisted tackles last season with the Titans.
Williamson will be joining a defense that consists of some solid performers such as Jamal Adams, Morris Claiborne, Leonard Williams and Marcus Maye. From the early looks of it, he will be a starting linebacker for this revamped Jets team.
The Titans finished 9-7 with Williamson and the Jets finished in fourth place at 5-11 last season. This year, Williamson will get a little bit of revenge on his former team but he’ll have to wait until Dec. 2 to do so.
Even so, Williamson has a chance to make a huge impact for the Jets and to help his own stock. He’s a talented linebacker who can and will serve as a key part of their defense this coming year.
Welcome to New York, Avery Williamson and I guarantee you that you’ll get that playing time you crave. Trust me.