With the 2020 NFL trade deadline only a week away, the New York Jets are prime candidates to be sellers. A new rumor suggests Quinnen Williams could be dealt, but the defensive tackle’s actual availability remains in question.

The Jets were said to be shopping Williams ahead of the Nov. 3 deadline, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported Tuesday morning. However, that story was quickly refuted by multiple beat reporters of the team, who said the Jets are not actively trying to trade the 22-year-old.

New York is the NFL’s only winless team with a 0-7 record heading into Week 8. They are likely open to trading veterans if it means receiving a draft pick in return.

The Jets selected Williams with the No.3 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Unloading him, especially when he has yet to play at an elite level, doesn’t appear to make much sense.

The Jets want more than a second-round pick in exchange for Williams, according to Mehta. There might be interest around the league in acquiring Williams, but it’s unlikely that another team would match New York’s asking price.

Williams had 28 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 13 games as a rookie. The first-round pick has improved in his second season, totaling 28 tackles, 3.0 sacks and five tackles for a loss in loss seven contests.

New York only has 11 sacks as a team through seven weeks. The Jets rank 23rd in total defense and 25th in points allowed per game.

The Jets have been outscored by a league-worst 118 points. No other team has been outscored by more than 67 points this season.

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Quinnen Williams #95 of the New York Jets on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Jets 27 to 17. Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images