Adam Gase is truly trying to shake the New York Jets up for the upcoming season.
On the heels of the franchise parting ways with general manager Mike Maccagnan — the New York Jets head coach was made interim GM until one is found and Gase is wasting no time making moves.
It was just last week when the team traded former first round pick Darron Lee to the Chiefs, and now it looks like another first rounder has his days numbered in NY.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, there are heavy rumors around the league that Jets defensive end Leonard Williams could be on his way out pretty soon.
“There’s already talk in league circles that Gase could be looking to move on from Williams, who will be a free agent after the season. He’s due to make a guaranteed $14.2 million in the final year of his contract. Gase hasn’t said anything about Williams that would spark speculation, but it’s not hard to connect the dots when examining the defensive line situation. The Jets already have $32.5 million invested in rookie Quinnen Williams (once he signs) and $17 million invested in Henry Anderson — all guaranteed money.”
Leonard is scheduled to be a free agent after the season and the Jets have the option of using the franchise tag on him, which is estimated at $18 million, or they could let him walk as a free agent and receive a compensatory pick in 2021.
Williams played in all 16 games in 2018 and recorded 42 tackles and five sacks.