Yesterday we heard about one of the Jets’ two restricted free agents signing his one year tender offer from the team. Today news broke about the other signing his one year tender offer. Cornerback Marcus Williams will return to the team on a one year, $2.75 million deal.
Jets CB Marcus Williams has signed his second-round RFA tender ($2.75 million), per source. He has played 34... https://t.co/Lwjt7INRaF— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 13, 2017
Like Johnson, the Jets stuck a second round tender on Williams. Any team that wanted the cornerback would have had to pay more than the Jets were willing and given up a second round pick. That was pretty unlikely for a depth piece like Williams.
After shining in a backup role in 2015, Williams was not able to successfully transition to a full-time role in 2016. He was one of the culprits in the rough year the Jets had against the pass.
Even so, Williams remains penciled in for a starting role in 2016. The results of a Draft many consider to be deep in the secondary could change that.