Getty USC QB Caleb Williams reacts in the middle of a college football game.
The New York Jets received help from the most unlikely places.
Longtime comedian, actor and filmmaker Chris Rock stepped into his Gang Green recruiting shoes when he spoke with a highly touted quarterback prospect.
After USC’s home basketball game, Rock met with quarterback Caleb Williams and begged him to join the Jets.
“Who are you looking for? The Jets, that’s who you want! The Jets so bad. You want the Jets. You don’t want Chicago, you want to go to the Jets. You don’t want to go to the Redskins, you want to go to the Jets. There’s no place you’d rather play than the Jets. Where do you want to live? “You want to live in New York,” Rock explained.
During Rock’s pitch, Williams responded, “JETS, jets, jets, jets!”
Rock’s Jets plea was entertaining, but probably won’t succeed
Shortly after Rock’s birth, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he became a die-hard Jets fan. It’s fun to dream about a connection between Williams and Gang Green, but it’s unlikely to become a reality.
The Green-Whites are 4-4 through the first nine weeks of the season. If the 2024 NFL Draft began today, the Jets would hold the No. 16 overall pick, according to Tankathon.
According to Vegas Insider, Williams is the current betting favorite to win the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft (-500).
In other words, the Jets would only have a chance at Williams if they traded up to get the top pick.
The USC product is having a spectacular season this year. He has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 28, has completed 69.2 percent of his passes and thrown for 2,958 passing yards.
This is a developing story and we will provide new details as they become available.
Paul A. Esden Jr. covers the New York Jets for Heavy.com. The New York native is also the official PA voice of the Syracuse Strong Football Club and co-host of Cumulus Media’s morning show “The Manchild Show with Boy Green.” Prior to joining Heavy in 2021, Esden Jr. covered both national and New York sports for FanSided, Elite Sports NY and The Score 1260. More about Paul A. Esden Jr.