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We can be ‘dominant’: Tyron Smith, Tyrod Taylor talk Jets’ potential

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Two of the newest New York Jets veterans spoke about their time with the team so far

Two newly signed veteran players seem to be adjusting to the New York Jets quite nicely.

On Tuesday, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and offensive lineman Tyron Smith spoke to the media about how their time has been in New York so far and what they have noticed during their time with the team.

When asked about the overall quarterback room, Taylor said it is “refreshing” not to be the oldest one in the room, referring to starter Aaron Rodgers being older than him.

“It’s good. A lot of experience. Aaron and I joke about it all the time; between us two, there are 34 years of experience. You don’t see that often in this league… the quarterback room is a fun one. We all keep it entertaining at some point, but we all have a standard.”

The veteran quarterback also mentioned his adjustment to the Jets’ offensive scheme.

“I’ve played a lot of football. There are only so many different ways you can conceptually get guys open on the field. At this point, it’s really about learning new terms and figuring out the old terms. There is a lot of carryover from some of the offenses I’ve been a part of. It’s really just about putting the time in the classroom and going out there and trusting your instincts.”

Taylor spoke about star wideout Garrett Wilson, saying that he was “very impressed” with him and that “his attitude and his day-to-day approach also lifts up that room and brings high expectations across the board.”

Smith spoke about adjusting to the Jets at his media availability, saying that “it is going great” and that “it is a pleasure” to work with the team so far. The veteran tackle elaborated on whether there have been any differences between how the Jets and Cowboys approach their practices.

“Every team is different. It’s just about adjusting. The adjustment hasn’t been hard or anything like that; it’s just more about learning everything and how they do it, as far as playbooks, workouts, and everything here. It’s an easy transition, and they make it easy for you,” said Smith.

Smith also spoke about the offense’s potential in the 2024 season.

“I feel like we can be a dominant offense as long as everybody’s on the same page. I feel like we are getting to that point. It’s all of us as one, and we have to stay together every step of the way.”

The additions of Smith and Taylor are vital to the Jets on the field. Taylor is arguably the best backup quarterback New York has had in years, offering a solid option in the event Aaron Rodgers misses time. Smith is one of the best left tackles in football when on the field.

However, both veterans may bring more to the team as leaders. Alongside Aaron Rodgers and C.J. Mosley, Smith and Taylor seem to be improving the culture of the Jets even further.

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