The Jets are continuing to free up playing time for some youngsters:
Willis never really won over the Jets coaches in his brief spell with the team and was mostly inactive so far this season. Players like Bryce Huff and John Franklin-Myers had jumped ahead of him in the pecking order and rookie Jabari Zuniga has been activated to practice.
Here's the compensation details:
The Jets are getting the 49ers sixth-round pick in 2022 for Willis and a 2021 seventh-round pick, according to sources.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) October 21, 2020
There was no question of the Jets receiving anything of value for Willis so a pick swap with the Jets receiving their pick in a later year was probably the best they could hope for. The deal won't save them any cap space either.