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Jets’ Quinnen Williams expected to have ‘big jump’ in 2020

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The New York Jets are hoping for big things from defensive tackle Quinnen Williams in 2020.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams joined SNY.tv to talk about star safety Jamal Adams’ future with the team amid his recent trade request.

But New York’s DC also used his time to talk about the former No. 3 overall pick, saying fans should expect a vastly improved version of Williams this year (via Tyler Greenawalt of USA TODAY):

“People are going to see a big jump in his production and in his play,” coach Williams told reporters Thursday. “He’s had a very good offseason in how he’s trained and what he’s done to get better.”

Williams’ 2019 was a bit underwhelming for the Jets.

The former Alabama star missed three games due to injury, finishing the year with just 2.5 sacks and six quarterback hits for the Jets. He also seemed to fall out of favor with his DC, playing just 46 percent of all defensive snaps.

The Jets will be hoping Williams can make a big leap in his progression, though it remains to be seen whether he will be available for Week 1.

Williams was arrested in March for allegedly carrying a handgun at LaGuardia Airport. It is possible he could still face discipline from the league.

The Jets expect Williams to be a future staple of a talented defense. New York ranked 10th in DVOA last season despite linebacker C.J. Mosley missing all but two games.

If Adams remains with the team and Williams stuffs the middle, the Jets’ defense should be that much tougher in 2020.