Berrios sets a tone Dan Leberfeld

It wasn’t just important to re-sign him because he’s a really good player.

But it was also important for the Jets’ cultural reboot.

The Jets re-signed returner, wide receiver and Jets Sweep king Braxton Berrios to a two-year deal for $12 million.

Not only is he an All-Pro returner and underrated receiver, but plays with his “hair on fire” to borrow an old scouting term, and sets a great tone for his teammates on how the game should be played. The 5 ft 58, 184 pounder is absolutely fearless and Jets special teams coach Brant Boyer loves his returning style.

“There are a lot of guys that don’t want the smoke – if you know what I mean,” said Boyer in an exclusive interview with the Jets’ website. “They don’t want to run up in there full speed and that’s what I’m asking them to do. There are guys that go outside when it’s an inside return just to avoid the hits. He doesn’t do that. He hits it 100 miles per hour. Those are the kind of returners I like.”

And the kind Jets fans like, as Berrios has quickly become a fan favorite.


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