Quinnen Williams Latest Social Media Activity Suggests He’s Unhappy With How Contract Negotiations With The Jets Are Going

Quinnen Williams wants to get paid and doesn’t seem too happy with how contract negotiations are going.

Williams changed his Twitter bio to “Defensive Tackle for ……………….,” clearly taking a shot at the organization and his most recent retweet was the contract details for Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, who signed a four-year, $90 million deal earlier this month.

Williams, 25, is up for a contract extension this offseason and could demand anywhere between the $25-$30 million range, according to Fox Sports’ Henry McKenna.

“He loves the Jets. He just wants to get paid. Hopefully it doesn’t get messy,” a league source told Fox Sports.


McKenna reported that—due to the Jets’ cap situation—Williams would likely end up closer to a $25 million-per-year deal. It would make him the second-highest-paid defensive tackle in the league behind only Aaron Donald.

It’d be tough to argue that Williams isn’t worthy of that kind of payday, especially coming off a season in which he was a first-team All-Pro, a Pro Bowl selection and the most important player on the Jets defense.

In 16 games, the 2019 No. 3 overall pick racked up a career-high 12 sacks and 55 tackles. He also had two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and four passes defended.