Jets defensive deal with Quinnen Williams affectionately calls defensive coordinator Gregg Williams “Uncle Gregg” as a result of the 2 share the identical final identify.
Uncle Gregg is anticipating massive issues from his nephew this season.
“I feel individuals are going to see a giant bounce in his manufacturing and his play,” Gregg Williams stated Thursday on a convention name with reporters.
The Jets drafted Quinnen Williams No. three total final 12 months out of Alabama. Williams didn’t have the impression anticipated from a participant taken that top, registering simply 2.5 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Gregg Williams stated a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 1 slowed him greater than folks realized.
“One of the issues that I feel folks … and we didn’t put it on the market publicly a lot, is that how onerous he needed to work to come back again from that extreme high-ankle sprain that he had,” Gregg Williams stated. “That’s not simple if you’re a grown man, 300 pounds-plus, supporting your self on the ankle. He fought via all that.”
Gregg Williams additionally believes Quinnen is simply scratching the floor of his expertise.
“The different factor with Quinnen is he’s so younger nonetheless [22 years old],” Gregg Williams stated. “He actually solely had one season of getting a whole lot of enjoying time at Alabama earlier than he got here right here. … He’s a pointy younger man. He’s a proud younger man. He’s had a really, excellent offseason with how he’s educated what he’s doing to get higher. I can’t wait to get again with him.”