Giants’ goal is to sign Leonard Williams to a long-term deal
The New York Giants acquired Leonard Williams from their Jets neighbors in a bid to solidify their team in the coming years. They’re hoping to tie him down to the team as his contract is expiring by the end of this season.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman revealed that the team plans to sign him to a multi-year deal in the offseason. Given what the team had to sacrifice to get him, they better tie him down to fresh terms.
In a report by ESPN, Gettleman revealed that they’re doing everything they can to keep the defensive lineman in the team.
“We gave up a three and a five,” Gettleman said in the message to the ticket holders. “Our goal is to sign him long term. He’s only 25 years old. And obviously talented. He’s a piece you can build around.”
He also detailed how they got Williams from the Jets.
“We went back and forth and basically came to an agreement over the weekend,” Gettleman said. “But we didn’t finalize it. He had to speak to his ownership and I had to speak with mine. We made the deal on Monday. Leonard came in and passed his physical on Tuesday, and he’s now a Giant wearing No. 99.”
Williams was a key man in the Jets defense and will look to carve a place for himself with the Giants in the final half of this season. In the seven games he’s played, he made 20 tackles, five QB hits, and one pass deflection. He’s also deflected passes in his last two seasons prior. He’ll be an important part of the defense if he gets to sign an extension in New York.