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Michael Carter continues to be a tremendous source of positive energy in the New York Jets’ locker room

If there were any doubts regarding who holds claim to the “class clown” title in the New York Jets locker room, second-year running back Michael Carter has completely erased them this offseason.

Carter, 23, has established himself as of the best personalities on the Jets’ roster since the team selected him in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft. His positive energy is infectious in Florham Park.

On Instagram, Jets rookie Jermaine Johnson shared a hilarious video of Carter singing to him in the locker room.

In addition to showing off some potential on the mic, Carter headed out to the bowling alley alongside kicker Eddy Pineiro to flash multi-sport potential.

Carter may need some polishing on his bowling game, though, as he only appears to knock down seven pins in the clip below. Pineiro upstages him with a strike while holding a phone in the other hand.

Perhaps we just caught Carter at the wrong time and he recorded a strike on every other ball he threw that day. We’ll cut him some slack due to the small sample size. But you cannot help but be impressed with the rep that Pineiro put on film.

Veteran safety Will Parks was also present at the team bowling outing. Parks says that head coach Robert Saleh won two out of two games. Parks also said that fellow safety Jordan Whitehead bowls “like Happy Gilmore”, the titular character from the 1996 comedy film played by Adam Sandler (who himself is a Jets fan).

Whether that’s a compliment or a criticism, we may never know.

What we do know is that Michael Carter continues to be an immensely positive presence in the Jets’ locker room, doing his part in building a strong culture that can facilitate winning for years to come.

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Barney Miller
Barney Miller
6 months ago

Love these kinds of articles. I feel people don’t talk enough about the new culture at the Jets. I really hope the Johnson’s are patient. Honestly, I don’t see more than 6 or 7 wins this year. But the VIBE of this team, starting last year and maybe even stronger this year, is the most amazing thing I’ve seen since the Rex days. Maybe even better than that. Smarter for sure. More football talent? Don’t know yet. But people often forget what a team sport this is. They’re really gonna’ fight for each other. Who wouldn’t run through a brick wall for Michael Carter? Amazing vibe. Can’t wait for the season to start.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
6 months ago
Reply to  Michael Nania

100! I’ve been watching Last Chance U. (Yes, mostly because of Jermaine Johnson, even though he’s hardly in it. Ha!). I find it a better show than all the Hard Knocks & ESPN docs because it’s more honest. Both about what a tough game tackle football really is and what a truly team sport it is. Junior College may be a different level, but from season to season you see how quickly bad vibes can sink a team. I figure that even gets more magnified in the pros. Right?

Azuma76
Azuma76
6 months ago

Ok Mike, enoughs enough! If Jessie Bates shakes free from Cincy should the Jets pounce on him instead of linebacker help? Because I’m gonna tell you, our back up depth at safety is horrendous! I dont like ashytn davis and bates as you know would be a massive upgrade. Thoughts?

Azuma76
Azuma76
6 months ago
Reply to  Michael Nania

Tartt is ok! But Bates is a all around player, struggles in coverage sometimes but solid! QBs would think twice throwing in his direction and if you bring him in the box well you know what that could mean and he is still young.