Jets fourth-round RB Michael Carter isn’t worried about whether or not he will start.
“My plan is to contribute in a big way going into the year,” Carter said, via DJ Bien-Aime of the New York Daily News. “We have a really good running back room. I feel like people write these guys off because they don’t have the most popular name. We got some real talent in our room and I just think that we all have one goal in mind and that’s just a win. Of course you want to be the starting running back. I’ll be a fool to sit up on this call and be like ‘Naw I don’t want to be the starting running back.’ I just think that it is a great competition. I think competition is going to turn us all into better players.”
Carter added he has full confidence in QB Zach Wilson after seeing him in just OTAs and minicamp.
“He will be a great quarterback. I don’t want to put any expectations on him because then I feel like you guys, the media people, do that enough. ‘How is Zach Wilson going to do this year?’ He doesn’t pay too much attention to it. He just works to get better every day. Like Zach messed up on the field he fixes it ASAP. He’s always learning and trying to get better, that’s something you want to see out of your quarterback.”
- Bucky Brooks of NFL.com thinks the Packers, Bears, and Saints could end up being strong trade candidates for Patriots WR N’Keal Harry, who has requested a trade out of New England.
- Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network thinks that Titans’ G Nate Davis could be in for a large payday after earning an All-Pro nod last season and for also showing he could pave the way for star RB Derrick Henry.
- Beasley adds that the Titans may be forced to give Davis a long-term extension that would make him one of the highest-paid guards in the NFL.
- Beasley reports that one insider is setting Davis’ market value in the same area as Eagles’ G Brandon Brooks who was on the books for around $14.1 million per season.