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Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner HeadshotNew York Jets Logo
📲 PlayerSauce Gardner
✅ TeamNew York Jets
➡️ PositionCB
🔢 Number1
🚨 Height6-foot-3
⚖️ Weight190 pounds
🎂 DOBAug. 31, 2000
🇺🇸 HometownDetroit, MI
🎓 High SchoolMartin Luther King (Detroit, MI)
🏫 CollegeCincinnati
📛 NFL Entrance2022 NFL draft
NYJ: No. 4 (Round 1)
❗️ Jets AcquisitionDrafted by NYJ (2022)
🐦 Twitter@iamSauceGardner
🏙 Instagramsaucegardner

Sauce Gardner is officially in the house. The New York Jets rookie the kids call “Sauce” is poised to become one of the (if not the best) cornerbacks in the NFL.

Equipped with ridiculous change-of-direction ability at his size—standing 6-foot-3—the Cincinnati Bearcats stud was drafted fourth by Joe Douglas and the Jets in the 2022 NFL draft.

In a league where the rules blatantly discriminate against defensive players, especially defensive backs and cornerbacks, Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is ready to take on the challenge that is a rookie season in the NFL.

Jets beat Eagles despite Sauce Gardner’s absence

The New York Jets incredibly knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 in spite of Sauce Gardner’s surprising absence.

Sauce missed his first game in the NFL due to a concussion, and it came as a surprise. Late Saturday afternoon, the Jets downgraded the stellar sophomore cornerback to OUT after having tested positive for a concussion.

Even more amazing is that Gardner told everybody on Twitter that he had “felt fine.”

Sauce Gardner quiet in Jets season-opener

Finishing with just three tackles (two solo), no passes defended, and no interceptions, Sauce Gardner was a bit quiet in the New York Jets’ 22-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.

That’s not to say Sauce played poorly against Stefon Diggs and the Bills, as he still played phenomenally (compared to league-average standards). But his performance certainly didn’t match up with his usual excellence.

Sauce Gardner Stats


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Sauce Gardner’s stats aren’t what’s important; it’s instead just how valuable he is to the New York Jets.

The First-Team All-Pro selection led the NFL with 20 passes defended as a rookie. It’s an amazing number considering how quarterbacks eventually caught on and stopped challenging the kid.


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Sauce Gardner Salary


Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner HeadshotTeamContract TypeYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuarantees
Sauce GardnerNew York Jets LogoDrafted20224$33,450,798$8,362,700$33,450,798

The Sauce Gardner salary topic has everything to do with the direction of where the New York Jets are headed.

The No. 4 overall pick from the 2022 NFL draft is leading the charge on this depth chart. And the best part is his contract is manageable—courtesy of the NFL’s rookie contract scale.


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Sauce Gardner Awards

Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner HeadshotTeamSeasonOrgLeague/Conf
AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the YearNew York Jets Logo2022AP LogoNFL Logo
PFWA NFL Rookie of the YearNew York Jets Logo2022PFWA LogoNFL Logo
PFWA NFL Defensive Rookie of the YearNew York Jets Logo2022PFWA LogoNFL Logo
PFWA NFL All-Rookie TeamNew York Jets Logo2022PFWA LogoNFL Logo
Sporting News NFL Rookie of the YearNew York Jets Logo2022Sporting News LogoNFL Logo
AP NFL First-Team All-ProNew York Jets Logo2022AP LogoNFL Logo
PFWA First-Team All-NFLNew York Jets Logo2022PFWA LogoNFL Logo
PFWA First-Team All-AFCNew York Jets Logo2022PFWA LogoAFC Logo
Sporting News First-Team All-NFLNew York Jets Logo2022Sporting News LogoNFL Logo
PFF First-Team All-NFLNew York Jets Logo2022Pro Football FocusNFL Logo
NFL Pro BowlNew York Jets Logo2022Pro Bowl LogoAFC Logo

The Sauce Gardner awards category has started off with a bang.

Just one season has produced an AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, an AP First-Team All-Pro nod, and much more.

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