The New York Jets’ second game of the season might be on Sunday, but star linebacker Quincy Williams found a new problem on Saturday. The NFL cracked down on Williams, who was the most heavily fined player during Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season. This year, the NFL is announcing fines for on-field infractions related to player safety, according to Pro Football Talk, and Williams was twice found guilty.
CBS Sports insider Jonathan Jones first reported details of the fine on Saturday. Jones noted that Williams was hit with two unnecessary roughness fines of $13,333 each on plays where made the tackle, but was not flagged. In total, Williams received $26,666 in fines following Monday’s 22-16 win over the Buffalo Bills
No player was fined more money in Week 1 than Jets LB Quincy Williams. Williams was hit with two unnecessary roughness fines of $13,333 each on plays where he made the tackle but was not flagged.
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) September 16, 2023
The hits in question were related to Bills’ running backs Damien Harris and James Cook.
As the Jets travel to Dallas for Sunday’s primetime matchup against the Cowboys, Williams will have a few dollars less to his name. It would not be surprising if the officiating crew for Sunday’s game was watching him increasingly closely, as Monday’s referees failed to flag him for what the league deemed as two unnecessary roughness penalties.