The New York Jets made cornerback Ahmad Gardner the fourth total decide in April’s NFL Draft, conferring a certain quantity of standing upon him with that top draft capital. When it involves his well-known nickname, nonetheless, he nonetheless has some work to do within the eyes of his teammates.
Gardner glided by the nickname “Sauce” at Cincinnati, however his fellow Jets aren’t able to confer that on him on the professional stage but. Linebacker C.J. Mosley stated on NFL Network that Gardner has to make some large performs earlier than he earns the appropriate to be referred to as “Sauce” by his veteran teammates.
“We told him if he gets two pick-sixes in the preseason, then we might give him Sauce,” Mosley stated, via NFL.com. “And it’s got to be against the 1s, too, so no 2s, 3s, backups, all that. More than likely, we’ll start calling him Sauce when he makes a big play in the regular season.”
For now, the Jets and coach Robert Saleh are referring to Gardner as “A.G.” For his half, the rookie is simply advantageous with the ultimatum.
“That’s what I want — that’s how it was in Cincy,” Gardner stated. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Gardner was not shy about how he sees himself previous to the draft. He clearly has no issues about having the ability to earn again his nickname on the NFL stage, so he’ll clearly be eyeing some large performs early within the season.