New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins was not messing around on Thursday, making it clear that he’s sick of losing.
Something interesting happens every summer when football teams across the country come together again. A rebirth accompanied by plenty of hope materializes.
It matters not how many wins were piled up the year prior. It’s a new season. Freshly-cut grass can be sensed, and the locker room is ready to roll.
On Thursday, one of the New York Jets veteran players took that optimism and beefed it up with an incredible edge.
“I’m tired of f*cking losing, so now, we just gotta ramp sh*t up and get the ball rolling,” outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins told reporters on a Zoom call.
A not-messing-around Jordan Jenkins spoke to the media today. #Jets
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Jenkins, 26, is ready to enter his fifth year in New Jersey. The third-round pick out of Georgia in 2016 has racked up 20.5 sacks over four seasons with the Jets.
Entering free agency this past offseason, many onlookers expected Jenkins to cash-in on a solid multi-year deal. Instead, Joe Douglas shocked the world by signing Jenkins to a modest one-year, $3.75 million deal.
Jenkins’ “ready to roll with an edge” attitude followed a question about what happened during his free agency search this past offseason.
“Ultimately, you know, I was just taking it in stride,” Jenkins said about the free agency process. “A lot of unforeseen things happened in free agency, with the pandemic outbreak, and some guys not getting what they were supposed to get, but, honestly, I’m happy to be back with the Jets.”
Jenkins mans down a critical position for Gregg Williams’ defense. Along with Tarell Basham, Frankie Luvu, Harvey Langi, and youngsters Jabari Zuniga and undrafted Bryce Huff, the Jets will need one or two of these guys to explode as an edge presence in order to help overcome the losses of Jamal Adams and C.J. Mosley.
The wily vet understands what his team is up against.
“When I came here, the Jets didn’t really have a winning history, and it really sucks that, over the last four years, we didn’t get it done.”
Now, entering 2020, Jordan Jenkins enters with a rabid attitude accompanied with a couple of filthy words that, in all honesty, could be deemed as refreshing, all things considered.