Two of the Jets’ biggest and youngest stars are ecstatic about the team’s new head coach.
Shortly after it was announced that 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh had been hired to take over the Jets, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and offensive lineman Mekhi Becton expressed their whole-hearted support of the move.
“YESSS SIRRRRRRRRRR,” Williams wrote on Twitter along with a praying hands, flexing and fire emoji.
Becton delivered a similar post writing, “YESSSS SIRRRRR!!!!! LETS WORK COACH!!!!!” He also included a GIF of someone fist pumping in excitement.
Williams is coming off a successful second season with the Jets and looks to be a cornerstone of the defense. Becton drew a lot of praise as rookie protecting Sam Darnold and could be the anchor of the offensive line for years to come.
The 41-year-old Salah heading to the Jets, who finished 2-14, received an endorsement from ex-Jet Damien Woody, who is also an analyst for ESPN.
“First time in quite some time that I’ve felt the #Jets are really on the right path,” Woody tweeted.
49ers safety Richard Sherman, also was a fan of the move.
“The @nyjets got a great one! Congrats to them!,” the Pro Bowler posted to Twitter.
He also made a bold prediction in a text to NFL reporter Albert Breer.
“Great pick up!” Sherman wrote. “He’s gonna turn that entire culture around!”
According to Breer, 49ers general manager John Lynch called Saleh “a tremendously gifted leader” and said the Jets are “very fortunate.”
Source: NY Post