It appears as if the Jets want Leonard Williams to be a part of their future, at least for 2019.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets do not have any plans to trade the 24-year-old defensive end as he enters his fifth-year option.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano also reports a trade is unlikely and that the team is not actively pursuing one.
However, there is always the chance an overwhelming offer could always change things.
The Jets picked up Williams' fifth-year option, which is $14.2 million, last April but there was speculation they could move him for a second-round pick or more as a long-term extension for Williams may be difficult to figure out.
The 2015 first-round pick had a career-low 42 tackles last season and five sacks, which is a far cry from teh numbers that the elite defensive ends in the league are putting up.
Yet Williams is disruptive for quarterbacks, delivering 20 QB hits last season, and also draws double-teams from opposing offenses, which helps create opportunities for other players on the line. He is also believed to be a strong locker room presence.
The 2016 Pro Bowler will also be switching from a 3-4 base defense to a 4-3 this year under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, which may also benefit him.
If the Jets do not sign Williams long-term they could opt to use the franchise tag on him for 2020, which is projected to pay him around $17 million.