Williams will likely need to undergo surgery to repair the injury, which was first reported by the NFL Network.
This means that the OTAs and the minicamp will be missing. Based on the schedule, it should be ready by mid-July. The hope is that he will be ready for the start of training camp, according to a source.
Drafted third overall in 2019, Williams became the Jets’ top defensive player last season. He recorded a total of seven sacks and added two forced fumbles in 13 games.
Williams missed six games in his first two seasons, including the last two games of the 2020 season with a concussion and neck injury.
The Jets strengthened their defensive line in free agency, signing three veteran players: defensive ends Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry and tackle Sheldon Rankins.
The new coaching staff expect Williams to thrive in the new 4-3 front, which should allow him to play more aggressively than the previous 3-4 pattern.
“I love Quinnen,” said coach Robert Saleh recently. “Really excited to take the seat belt off his harness and let him go.” In this diagram, to make it go vertically, to move all that mass in the direction it needs to go, I’m really excited by the potential. that he is going to have. ”