CBS calls Bears ‘possible landing spot' for Quinnan Williams originally appeared nbc sports chicago
New York Jets All-Pro defensive tackle Queenan Williams doesn't seem happy in New York.
The Jets picked up Williams' fifth-year option last season, taking the defensive tackle to make just under $10 million this season. But the recent All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection wants a long-term contract from the Jets.
She has recently made covert moves through social media. He changed his Twitter biography to “Defensive Tackle for ……………………”. Giving the impression that he could be a DT for any team in the future.
Citing a GIF of him sipping tea on Jets general manager Joe Douglas, Williams said he was “optimistic” about agreeing to a new deal with Williams.
Amidst all the secrets, CBS vets potential trade suitors for Williams If it comes to worst for the Jets. and was the first team listed Chicago Bears.
CBS' Tyler Sullivan wrote, “Chicago selected defensive lineman Jalen Carter in the NFL Draft and instead took down offensive tackle Darnell Wright.” “He matched up with Gervan Dexter Sr. and Zach Pickens at defensive tackle the other day, but could stand to improve that piece of their defense even more.”
“At just 25 years old, Williams will fit seamlessly into the Bears' young nucleus, and head coach Matt Eberflus, a former defensive coordinator, is certain to have a player of this caliber in his defense for 2023 and beyond.” Would love to help out. The Bears currently have the most cap space in the NFL and could give Williams the contract he is looking for.”
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As Sullivan noted, the Bears partially addressed the defensive line by drafting Dexter jr. and Pickens. They also added DeMarcus Walker and Andrew Billings in free agency. Dexter and Pickens, while rookies, are expected to contribute immediately.
But there's no guarantee they'll live up to those expectations.
Dexter Jr. didn't produce much in Florida. He claimed that the Gators' defensive system was partially to blame for their lack of production. During his three-year career, he recorded five sacks and 125 tackles – not exactly respectable for a second-round pick.
Pickens, similar to Dexter Jr., recorded 7.5 sacks in the SEC with South Carolina. That too over four years in college. The Bears' draft picks depend on athletic ability, demonstrating confidence in their ability to develop players with traits inaccessible to NFL players.
remember, Matt Eberflus and the Bears have stressed the importance of the three-technique position as the “engine” in their 4-3 defensive line. Williams would improve the Bears' position for the long term.
Last season, Williams recorded 12 sacks and was responsible for three turnovers. As aforementioned, he earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections for the first time in his career, as well as receiving the seventh-most votes for Defensive Player of the Year.
According to the CBS story, Williams acknowledged a tweet about Dexter Lawrence's four-year, $90 million extension. Sullivan believes Williams is searching for similar contract value. And as he said, the Bears have the cap space to do so.
However, the question remains – would the bears be willing to give up assets in order to trade him for that?