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.