Schefter says the Jets aren’t interested in dealing Williams at this time but there is a precedent for teams dealing defensive linemen in the final year of their contracts like Williams.
If the Jets continue to struggle, Schefter writes the Jets could potentially get at least a third-round pick back for Williams.
Williams, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He was in the final year of a four-year, $18.6 million rookie contract and is set to earn a base salary of $2,975,574 in 2018 when the Jets picked up his fifth-year option last April.
Williams will make a base salary of $14.2 million for the 2019 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Williams will free up $14.2 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2019, Williams has appeared in all four games for the Jets and has 11 total tackles and no sacks.
We’ll have more regarding Williams and the Jets as the news is available.