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New York Jets rookie Quinnen Williams made a very humorous comparison of the NFL to his favorite video game Madden.

When the New York Jets drafted Quinnen Williams third overall, they knew they were getting a dominant player. He had 19.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks last season at Alabama despite seeing a lot of double teams.

They also got the equivalent of putting a fun-loving kid in the body of a man who can absolutely demolish another man. From his awkward phrasing at press conferences to his shout out to Madden for their re-creation of his haircut, it’s clear that Williams has a big personality.

Williams was up to his antics again during an interview with SNY’s Jeane Coakley. Williams was asked what it’s like being a Jet, and his answer did not disappoint.


He enthusiastically states “oh it’s dope. It’s like playing Madden, but in Madden.” His ability to drop a Madden reference in any situation cracked up his teammate Leonard Williams, who was also taking part in the interview.

With this being the first time Williams is being paid for playing football, he spoke about how that’s been an adjustment, saying sometimes “I forget that I am getting paid.” Leonard Williams also chimed in saying, “It don’t hit you yet.”

Williams will get his first chance to impress during the team’s preseason game against the New York Giants. He should factor into Gregg Williams’ defense, along with Leonard Williams (none of them being related), Henry Anderson, and veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon.

Williams is a fun-loving guy, but he’s also expected to be a dominant force for the team.

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