Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Jets are working on a trade that would send inside linebacker Avery Williamson to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sources: Jets are working towards a trade that would send ILB Avery Williamson to the Steelers. #TakeFlight
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 2, 2020
With the winless Jets sitting at 0-8, expect Jets GM Joe Douglas to get anything he can in draft capital as he looks to unload as many players as possible.
After a stellar first season with the Jets two years ago, Williamson hasn’t been the same player in 2020 after missing all of 2019 due to injury. Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter have both reported that the trade is happening. Here are the reports on the trade compensation.
The #Jets are trading LB Avery Williamson to the #Steelers, source said and they are swapping picks: PIT 2022 5th rounder for NYJ’s 2022 7th rounder. Williamson fills a position of need for Pittsburgh.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2020
Jets are trading LB Avery Williamson to the Steelers, as @MMehtaNYDN reported.
Trade terms, per source: Jets get Pitt’s 5th-round pick in 2022; Steelers get Williamson and Jets’ 2022 7th-round pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2020
Here is some more information, along with fan reaction, to the Avery Williamson trade.