The New York Jets have waived cornerback Quincy Wilson. Wilson, a 24 year old, 6’ 2”, 195 pound cornerback, was acquired by Jets general manager Joe Douglas from the Indianapolis Colts during the 2020 NFL draft. The Jets traded pick #211 in the sixth round for Wilson, a pick originally acquired by the Jets from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for linebacker Darron Lee. One could say the Jets ultimately got about as much for Lee as he was worth.
The acquisition of Quincy Wilson was one of several moves made by Joe Douglas to try to improve a weak cornerback group. In addition to trading for Wilson, Douglas signed free agent Pierre Desir and drafted Bryce Hall in the fifth round of the 2020 draft. Wilson is gone after playing just 25 defensive snaps in a Jets uniform. Desir has been a train wreck as a starting cornerback, and Hall has yet to appear in an NFL game. Thus far Douglas’ moves at cornerback have not borne fruit. Perhaps Hall will get his chance now that Wilson has opened up a spot on the cornerback depth chart.
Quincy Wilson ends his time with the Jets having played 25 defensive snaps and 10 special teams snaps in three games. He has not played a defensive snap since week 2. In his limited playing time Wilson made one tackle and missed two tackles. Somehow that seems emblematic of the Jets this season.