When the Detroit Lions selected LB Jarrad Davis in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the hope was that he would come in and help the Lions defense evolve into one of the most dominant units in the league. Well, at least the hope was that he would help improve things on that side of the ball.
Unfortunately, things did not work out and Davis is now with the New York Jets.
During a recent interview, Davis admitted that he could have been better with the Lions but that there are “no hard feelings” towards the franchise.
Quotes from Detroit News:
“It was a great learning experience for me and made me appreciate the game more than before,” Davis said to reporters. “Sure, my performance could have been better, but at the end of the day, it is what it is, no hard feelings, no bad blood.
Davis added that he is very excited to be playing for Jets head coach Robert Saleh.
“I definitely feel very excited to be in New York, with this scheme, Coach (Robert) Saleh, and the players out there,” Davis said. “I’m happy to be on a team that is young and talented. I feel extremely blessed to be in this position because it didn’t have to go this way. For lack of a better term, it’s a rebirth.”
“I’m very familiar with what we got going on. It just comes down to just getting back familiar with it,” Davis said. “It’s like hopping back on that bike. So, I really enjoyed the scheme. I like it a lot. It allows us to really just show who we are as athletes, all 11 players on the field at the same time. It really lets us just be who we are out there as individuals.”
Nation, so do you think Davis will turn his career around with the Jets?