This was widely expected after the former No. 3 pick’s breakout season in 2021.
Williams, 24, was selected by the Jets with the No. 3 overall pick out of Alabama in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $32,529,380 rookie contract that includes $21,677,732 signing bonus.
The fifth-year option for Williams is projected to be worth $11.5 million fully guaranteed for the 2023 season.
In 2021, Williams appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 53 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, six sacks and three pass deflections. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 37 interior defender out of 109 qualifying players.