Quincy Williams’ late hit infuriates Eagles, Jets: ‘Truly awful’

PHILADELPHIA — The Jets can only hope that linebacker Quincy Williams got his stubborn moment of the season out of the way early on.

Williams hit Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts out of bounds on a third-down first-quarter play Friday night that drew a penalty flag and angered Eagles coach Nick Sirianni.

In third and fifth at the Jets’ 35-yard line, Hurts scrambled to the Jets’ sidelines. He was clearly out of bounds when Williams drilled him. Sirianni was furious and nearly ran onto the field, yelling at the Jets sidelines and head coach Robert Saleh. Hurts was uninjured and continued the drive, which ended by throwing a 22-yard touchdown to Dallas Goedert.

Saleh was not happy with Williams and said he spoke to Sirianni, a 24-21 Jets win, about the game after the game.

“Terribly awful about Quincy,” Saleh said. “He knows that. He knows better. Those are the moves Quincy needs to take out of his game if he wants to be the linebacker we all think he can be.”

Quincy Williams nails Jalen Hurts with a late hit.
Quincy Williams nails Jalen Hurts with a late hit.
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Saleh said OT Duane Brown will arrive in New Jersey on Saturday and officially sign with the Jets after signing a two-year deal on Thursday.

“We’re excited about Duane,” Saleh said. “He definitely makes our football team better. Just watching him play, the man is 37 years old and he still has a lot of juice in him. Excited for him.”

Mike White replaced Zach Wilson after his knee injury. White went 10-for-20 for 98 yards. Joe Flacco was out of uniform for the game, an apparent rest day for the veteran. … The Jets didn’t have five starters on the defensive and Saleh chose to rest many of his veterans. DE Carl Lawson, DE John Franklin-Myers, LB CJ Mosley, security Lamarcus Joyner and CB DJ Reed were all seated. Reed has a hamstring injury, but the others are all healthy.

Chuma Edoga started on the left tackle and rookie Max Mitchell started on the right tackle. George Fant did not play in the game. … Rookie TE Jeremy Ruckert caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter from backup QB Chris Streveler to give the Jets a 17-14 lead. … In the trap game, Eddy Pineiro kicked a 26-yard field goal. Greg Zuerlein made two extra points, but did not attempt a field goal.

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