Quinnon Williams, who is coming out of the breakthrough season, will be removed in eight to 10 weeks after suffering a leg fracture last week during team training, league sources confirmed on Tuesday.
Williams is likely to have surgery to remove the injury, which was first reported by the NFL Network.
This means that it will lack OTA and minicamp. Based on the schedule, it should be ready in mid-July. It is expected that he will be ready for the start of the training camp, according to a source.
Elected third overall in 2019, Williams appeared last season as the Jets’ best defender. He recorded seven sacks with a high team and added two forced touches in 1
Williams missed six games in his first two seasons, including the last two games of the 2020 season due to injury and neck injury.
The Jets have strengthened their defensive line in a free agency by signing three veteran players: defensive ends Carl Lawson and Vinnie Curry and fighting Sheldon Rankins.
The new coaching staff expects Williams to thrive on the new 4-3 front, which should allow him to play more aggressively than the previous 3-4 scheme.
“I really love Quinn,” coach Robert Saleh said recently. “Really excited to take the seat belt off his belt and release it. In this scheme, to get him to go upright, to make this whole table move in the direction he needs to go, I’m really excited about the potential. that he will have. “