Mekhi Becton, Quinnen Williams and other New York Jets players could not contain their excitement over Robert Saleh coming to town.
Score one for the New York Jets. Francisco Lindor, James Harden, DJ LeMahieu and now Robert Saleh—New York sports is having one heck of a week. And the New York Jets capped it on Thursday night in grand style.
Jets fans are still elated over the hire—a stark contrast to what happened two years ago. What’s even more encouraging than the hire itself are the reactions coming from players.
Left tackle Mekhi Becton got the party started:
YESSSS SIRRRRR!!!!! LETS WORK COACH!!!!! https://t.co/FnhHDOCjTZ pic.twitter.com/JrNZpwqiBf
— Trending Topic 🤫 (@BigTicket73) January 15, 2021
Young Quinnen Williams joined in on the excitement as well:
YESSS SIRRRRRRRRRR 🙏🏾💪🏾🔥 https://t.co/lEJcWsbHOY
— Quinnen Williams (@QuinnenWilliams) January 15, 2021
Another defensive lineman, John Franklin-Myers, also can’t wait to get to work with his new head coach:
Let’s do this😈 @nyjets https://t.co/LPsCUg8Bvr
— John Franklin-Myers (@J_FranklinMyers) January 15, 2021
Running back Ty Johnson added a little flavor as well:
*Chef Kiss🤌🤌 https://t.co/jzt04nEPKS
— Ty Johnson (@T_Johns6) January 15, 2021
Even Jets X-Factor itself knew the Jets fan needed one in the worst way, and they got it in the form of the Saleh news:
Stone Cold Saleh. #Jets pic.twitter.com/LviocAbdfl
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) January 15, 2021
Joe Douglas and Christopher Johnson set out to find the right head coach this time around. They found a head coach, not in title only, but rather by the way he conducts himself in all facets of his job.
By all accounts, Saleh is the energy guy who’ll oversee everything Jets football. One of his guys, cornerback Richard Sherman, relayed an encouraging message to Jets fans upon hearing the news:
The @nyjets got a great one! Congrats to them!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 15, 2021
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould even got in on the action:
Congrats to Coach Saleh and his family. @nyjets you got a great coach and an even better person. #newtorkjets pic.twitter.com/GbPHR3Ki3F
— Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09) January 15, 2021
Robert Saleh becomes the 20th head coach in New York Jets history.
Im happy with the hire but till they win im not sucking myself into another Jet let down. But i will say this much… Football decisions being made by football guys is a sign of relief we all been asking for so long and it has not been that way since Bill Parcells… That you can get behind 100 percent
Yo… pfft. Great job on that stone cold saleh, best gif ive seen in a while. So hyped! This is how its supposed to feel getting a new hc. Even if he doesnt work out to be the best ever, he’s enough to return to us that hope thats supposed to be intrinsic to all sports teams.