Quinnen Williams
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Drafted by the New York Jets in April, Quinnen Williams will report to training camp after inking a four-year deal.

Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has agreed to a deal with the New York Jets. The team announced the addition on Thursday afternoon.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the deal is worth $32.5 million over four seasons with a $21.7 million signing bonus. The Jets also have a fifth-year option.

New York drafted Williams with the No. 3 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. He was the only first-round pick unsigned prior to Thursday’s agreement. With the deal made, Williams is expected to report to Jets training camp in Florham Park, NJ tomorrow. Camp proceedings began earlier this week.


The Alabama alum started only one season in Tuscaloosa but made his mark with 71 tackles (19.5 tackles-for-loss) and 8.0 sacks. His efforts were rewarded with first-team All-SEC and unanimous All-American honors. He also won the 2018 Outland Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman.

“Despite having just a single season of headline production, his instincts, quickness, and athleticism are projectable play traits that should allow for continued production against both the run and pass on the next level,” NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote prior to the draft. “Williams is an instant starter with Pro Bowl potential.”

“He’s athletic, so he’s a really good pass rusher. He’s not a gigantic, huge, overpowering guy, but the rest of it is perfect for this day and age of football,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban told Eric Allen and Ethan Greenberg of the Jets official website “I go back to the initial quickness and the use of his hands. This guy is a really smart, instinctive player. I think sometimes people overlook how that impacts someone’s production and his production here was fabulous.”

The Jets will open their preseason slate on Aug. 8 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

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