The New York Jets now have a happy defensive tackle on their hands.
Gang Green agreed to a long-term deal with star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams that will pay him $96 million ($66 million guaranteed) over the four seasons through 2027.
That makes Williams the second highest paid defensive tackle annually behind only Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams.
The signing assures that the Jets enter training camp with a full allotment of the roster, while avoiding the sticky nature of a potential hold out.
Williams was a critical signing. He was the Jets most impactful defensive player last season, as he helped lead the Jets to a ranking of fourth in the league in fewest points allowed (18.6 ppg), and fourth in total yards (311.1)
Williams was great at both stuffing the run and rushing the passer. In fact through his career, Williams owns 27.5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss.
The Jets begin training camp early this year — on July 19 — due to its participation in the NFL Hall of Fame Game on August 2 against the Cleveland Browns.
Gang Green’s entire summer will also be documented on HBO’s Hard Knocks, a program that many in the organization expressed displeasure of being chosen for.
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