The New York Jets not only continue to stack wins without former MVP-winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but they’ve displayed elite performances on the defensive side of the ball. The Jets allowed fewer than 24 points in four October games, with outside linebacker Quincy Williams taking home NFL Players of the Month honors as the defensive recipient in the AFC.
Williams was all over the field last month, totaling 45 tackles, four passes defended, two sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. The Jets went 3-1 in October, including winning three in a row to end the month.
New York Jets LB Quincy Williams: Posts Monster Numbers in October
The New York Jets’ Quincy Williams had a fantastic October, starting with a 13-tackle performance in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He followed it up with a two-sack game against the Denver Broncos in a 31-21 win. Williams continued his hot performance with 12 tackles, a TFL, and a fumble recovery in a shocking upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Williams was instrumental in the Jets gritty 13-10 overtime win against the New York Giants last Sunday. The 27-year-old had 11 tackles, two TFLs, and a pass deflection in the victory. Williams is halfway towards his previous career-high 110 tackles in 2021 despite playing in just seven games this season.
New York Jets’ Quincy Williams Takes Down Myles Garrett and Michael Pierce for the Defensive Players of the Month Award in the AFC
New York Jets LB Quincy Williams edged out a pair of defensive linemen for the Defensive Players of the Month Award in October. The Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett had four sacks in four games while also tallying seven QB hits. He also forced three fumbles and accounted for 16 tackles.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens’ Michael Pierce had a solid month. The interior lineman had ten tackles and one sack while being a continuous pest against opposing backfields.