New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams says it’ll be weird playing against his former ballclub this Sunday afternoon.
This coming Sunday, Leonard Williams will be going up against his former team just 13 days after they traded him away. The New York Jets sent Williams to the New York Giants last Monday for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick.
Therefore, in such a short amount of time, Williams will have gone from teammates to opponents with the guys in green. Will that be an exciting experience? Possibly one that includes an extra chip on Williams’ shoulder? It might be, there’s no question. But when asked about the upcoming matchup, the only aspect Williams really pondered over was its irony.
“I think next week will be a little odd,” Williams said after the Giants’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, per Kristian Dyer of Sports Illustrated Jets Maven.
“One, being that the Giants and Jets don’t normally play each other in the season, so it’s like ironic that the one time they do make a trade together, we play them in the same year after the trade. But at the same time, I think I’ll be more comfortable with my teammates, more comfortable with the defense and I’ll be able to play faster next week.”
In his first game with the Giants, the 2016 Pro Bowler had just three combined tackles with one quarterback hit. He faced a lot better of an offensive line against the Cowboys than he will against the Jets, however.
The Jets front-five is 31st in the league with 37 sacks allowed thus far in 2019