This waiver claim makes perfect sense from a scheme standpoint

While it is a nice story for two brothers to play together, it’s bigger than that.

As you probably know by now, the Jets claimed LB Quincy Williams off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He is the brother of Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.

But he wasn’t claimed because he is Quinnen’s brother, but instead because he’s a great fit for the Jets’ new defensive system, which calls for smaller, quicker linebackers who cover a lot of ground.

Quincy is 5-11, 225 with 4.59 speed.

Quincy played in a system, similar to the Jets’ new one, his first two years in Jacksonville, but the Jags moved away from that scheme with new coordinator Joe Cullen, putting in a system like Baltimore, which calls for bigger linebackers, and that made him expendable.

“He’s extremely fast and violent,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “To get him back into this system, he’s been injured in his first couple of years with little minor stuff, but to get him in this system where we feel like he belongs, we’re excited about the possibility and the growth we can see out of him.”


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