In the final weeks of his breakout season with the New York Jets, its young defensive tackle Quinnen Williams will be ending his season on injured reserve. It was shared on Wednesday that the former first-round pick has suffered a concussion as well as a neck injury.
Williams was placed on IR Wednesday after he cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.
The injury occurred during last week’s upset over the Los Angeles Rams during a third-quarter play which ended with Williams taking a trip to the locker room.
The Alabama product was the third overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and had a disappointing rookie campaign where he struggled to break the rotation. But one year has made all of the difference for Williams as he led the Jets in sacks (7), quarterback hits (14) and graded out as an 81.4 on Pro Football Focus which was a 14 point improvement from last year.
“Last year, I felt like there would be a couple of games in a row where you’d didn’t really feel him,” head coach Adam Gase said about Williams. “But this year, I felt like the high majority of the game you felt him. If you were on the other team, you felt him whether you were playing quarterback or in the running game.”
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