Quinnen Williams on Trade Rumors: 'Honestly, I Just Don't Read It...I Can't Control Being Traded'

New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams on trade rumors.
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A Tuesday report that Quinnen Williams was on the trade block has reportedly been refuted. Legitimate…or not…the report isn’t bothering the New York Jets defensive lineman.

Williams, in his second season with the Jets, was a first round pick in 2019. He is enjoying a solid season with the Jets and it’d be a surprise for them to move on already from a young, building block of their defense.

“Honestly I just don't read it, man. Just don’t look at it, just don’t read it. You just don't really listen to it, just don't really pay it any attention, man. Cause like I said, I gotta go out there every single day. I can't control being traded,” Williams told Chris Childers and Andy Murray of Sirius XM SEC Radio. I can't control being not traded. So it's like, I can't control being cut, released or anything like that. I can control what I can control, and that's going out there every Sunday, every day, during practice, putting my best foot forward, working hard and just trying to be the best player I know I can be and the best player that I am.”

The report, by the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta, was quickly shot down by several beat reporters including Rich Cimini of ESPN and the New York Post’s Brian Costello.

Williams is having a very solid season despite a rocky go of things for the 0-7 Jets.

He has 27 tackles and is easily on pace to surpass last season’s output (28 tackles). His three sacks have already bested his rookie season of 2.5 sacks.

Williams spoke on Siriux XM's show on Tuesday as part of a promotional event for Tide. In light of COVID-19 restrictions on player jersey swaps, Tide is fostering healthy, sanitized postgame swaps by washing all jerseys and exchanging them with players via the mail.

The Jets defensive lineman says he's already taken advantage of Tide's program to build his collection of former teammates jerseys.