This offseason Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez brought some of his teammates to California for a series of workouts they called the “Jets West Camp.”
Tight end Dustin Keller says those workouts are one of the reasons he and Sanchez have such a good rapport.
“Whether it was just being in this building back when [Sanchez's] knee was hurt and he couldn’t do much throwing, to being in this building and watching a lot of film with him or if it was ‘Jets West,’ . . . things like that were huge in our development,” Keller said, per the New York Daily News.
At least one team has accused the Jets of violating league rules by having coaches present at those Jets West workouts. But Jets coach Rex Ryan says he’s just glad Keller, who has 15 catches for 226 yards and three touchdowns, is off to such a good start.
“It looks like Mark and him have a great connection,” Ryan said. “[Keller] knows where he’s going to be and Mark knows how he’s going to break his route off and all that. The guys are clearly on the same page.”