A day after Leonard Williams disussed the trade rumors circling around him, Jets head coach Adam Gase addressed the situation.
"I really don't deal in the hypothetical aspect," Gase said Monday during a conference call. "These guys get calls all year round about trades and things like that. Really to me, it's really not something that I'm gonna be dealing with unless guys come to me and tell me there's something on the table, which I haven't had any of those conversations."
Williams' name popped up in trade rumors on Sunday, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that "multiple teams" were interested in trading for the Jets' defensive end.
"I don't know what other teams are thinking," Gase said on Monday. "Right now I like the way our guys are rolling. Anything is always possible. Right now, I like how our team is."
After the Jets' win over the Cowboys on Sunday, Williams spoke about the rumors. And he didn't seem too bothered.
"I wouldn't say it makes me uneasy," he told reporters. "You see the best players in the league get traded and it's not like it's a personal thing. It's just the way the business is and I can't take anything personal. That's why I can't really focus on it because I can't really control it. The best thing I can control is my play and wherever I end up, just focus on that."
NFL sources expect the Jets to be very active at the trade deadline, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported Sunday, and Williams is one of New York's prominent pieces that could be moved.
The 25-year-old Williams, who is earning $14.2 million in 2019, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
So far this season, Williams has 13 combined tackles and four quarterback hits in five games. He has not yet recorded a sack.