Yesterday, the Jets announced that they had activated cornerback Marcus Williams from the practice squad. Jets fans might not know too much about Williams, so I’ve been reviewing game footage to try and assess what he brings to the table.
The 23-year old Williams is 5 foot 11, 192 pounds, and is an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State. He spent the offseason with the Houston Texans and, while he didn’t make it through final cuts, he did spend three weeks on their practice squad. The Jets added him to their practice squad four weeks ago and released linebacker AJ Edds yesterday to create a roster space so they could add him to the active roster.
After the jump, I look in detail at footage from Williams’ appearances in preseason to evaluate some of his strengths and weaknesses.
Jeane Coakley interviews Jets GM John Idzik, discussing the team’s disappointing start and whether the Jets still need a QB.
During the interview, Idzik was asked about the future of Geno Smith and the Jets, and said:
That’s still to be determined. You don’t want to try to answer that question too prematurely, especially when you’re dealing with a younger quarterback in Geno. When you’re dealing with a younger quarterback, or at any position, but specifically at quarterback, there are going to be rough times. Very rarely do you get the plug and play player in this league, much less at the most difficult position. It’s a matter of seeing them through those rough times and hoping those rough times become fewer and farther between, and the type of mistakes they make, they don’t repeat those mistakes. That’s what we’re going through now. We will continue with the development curve and we will continue searching. We’ll continue to try to enhance that position in any way we can.