Let's Talk Quinnen Williams
Good morning! ☕
There are some immaculate vibes around the Jets at the moment and no amount of social media deletion can change that, but should we be worried about the Quinnen Williams situation?
Just a little self-promotion here, but I wrote an article for Jets X-Factor yesterday on contested catch rates across the league. I took the player data available on PFF and combined it all to work out where teams sit. The results are here, but if you want to read the whole article and the context, head over to Jets X-Factor.
I found it quite an interesting study and although the Jets are just below the average mark, there is reason to believe they’ll make a sizeable jump based on the upgrade at QB, some arrivals, and some departures.
🧐 Sports Illustrated ranked the AFC East rosters from best to worst, and they slotted the Jets in 3rd. “Jets fans won’t appreciate checking in third, but the AFC East is loaded—someone had to slide. New York has its best roster in well over a decade, led by new quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, is Gang Green getting the Rodgers who won consecutive MVPs in 2020 and ’21 or the Rodgers who failed to throw for 300 yards in any game last season?” I’d personally put us 2nd, closer to being first than third, but then again, I’m biased.
👍 However, in a different article they gave the Jets an A grade saying: “In Gotham, Rodgers is surrounded by better (and some familiar) talent at receiver, led by second-year man Garrett Wilson. Wilson starred as a rookie despite horrid quarterback play, catching 83 passes for 1,103 yards and four scores. He's flanked this year by Hardman, Lazard, Corey Davis, and Cobb. Defensively, the Jets are stacked. They have a bevy of difference-makers in the front seven, including linebackers McDonald, C.J. Mosley, and Carl Lawson, along with lineman Quinnen Williams and John Franklin-Myers. In the secondary, Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed form one of the league’s best duos at corners. Simply put, the Jets are a contender for the first time in over a decade.”
✍️ According to Tom Pelissero the Jets claimed Javelin Guidry off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. Guidry saw action on defense in one game last year with the Las Vegas Raiders and only appeared in 39 special team snaps. Guidry caught on with the Jets as a UDFA out of Utah back in 2020 and spent two years here before moving on after the 2021 season. He actually spent significant time as an outside corner with the Jets in 2021, which shows how far we’ve come at that position.
🗓️ According to Mike North the NFL's vice president of broadcast planning, who appeared on the Adam Shefter podcast: "The Jets, once they found out they were the host team, then started to think about, 'Hey, is this something we could make a permanent fixture as part of the NFL schedule?'" North said. "Maybe they didn't raise their hands in February, but now that they have been selected as the Black Friday host, I think they might be interested in it, too." - I actually love the idea of the Jets being the regular feature of Black Friday.