No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars player with a new team: Quincy Williams, LB (Jets)
Some players need more time to develop and contribute than others. Linebacker Quincy Williams is one of such cases. He was a third-round pick not that didn't get much attention in the 2019 draft. Things didn't change much once he landed in Jacksonville. One way to accurately describe his tenure with the Jags is unremarkable.
During his two-year stint in Duval, Wiliams appeared in 18 games, mostly on special teams. You would think that given the lack of overall talent the team had at the time, he would get a chance but that wasn't the case and instead was waived before the 2021 season. He was quickly picked up by the New York Jets, and things started to take a turn.
Nearly right away, Williams joined the Jets starting lineup and hasn't looked back. He has even signed a three-year deal worth $18 million to remain in the Big Apple. While there are other off-linebackers who get a bigger spotlight than him, he's quickly getting the recognition he deserves. Just recently, guru Greg Cosell, along with Andy Benoit, talked about the impact he's had in New York.
The silver lining is that things have worked out well for the Jaguars even though they weren't able to properly evaluate Williams. They signed veteran Foyesade Oluokun last year and later drafted Devin Lloyd 27th overall. Both have gone on to turn their linebacker corps into a strength, so it's fair to say both the Jaguars and Quincy Williams are doing just fine.