When Asked if he was looking to cash in and be one of the highest paid at his position Super Mario responded:
“I’m not worried about that,” Williams said Thursday. “It’s really not that big of a deal to me.
“I was the first pick (2006), and I’ve already had everything I really wanted, so my biggest thing is to be in a good position, a good scheme, a good system and continuing my career. Hopefully, it works out.
“It’s always important to be in a position to be successful. That comes with teammates around you, coaching, having that winning attitude. You want to (play) where you can thrive no matter where you are.”
“I love it here,” Williams said. “We’ve got everything we need here. The team is right where it needs to be. The pieces fit, but it’s part of business. Whatever happens, happens.”
Well this bodes very well for the Jets. The Jets are in desperate need of that pure edge rusher in New York. With Brady and the Patriots constantly nipping at the heels of the Jets, New York needs to make a serious slash to bring in some serious heat off the edge. Right now the Jets are built with good solid players along the front 7. Good interior guys and real hard working “lunch bucket” types that really do a great job stuffing the run. However after that it’s been a nightmare for N.Y to get after opposing QB’s. Calvin Pace is nothing more then your average, solid “run of the mill” OLB and Bryan Thomas is basically of the same cloth. Mario would give N.Y a great punch off the edge. However with money and cap room there is another Team desperately in the mix for an edge rusher up in New England.
I would expect Mike Tannenbaum to keep his ear to the curb on Mario. Stay tuned Jets fans!!
Hat tip to @Jmey26