For the second consecutive year, a crew from the New York Jets team website traveled to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. to speak with a handful of ESPN NFL experts about the upcoming season. Team reporter Jamir Howerton interviewed NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, and a pair of analysts with Jets ties – former quarterback Mark Brunell and Herm Edwards, who served as head coach for five seasons (2001-05), leading Gang Green to a 10-6 record in 2004 and an appearance in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
“It’s great for our fan base to just have unique content on NewYorkJets.com and for them to get a different perspective,” said Howerton. “I think it’s special having ESPN not necessarily in our backyard, but close by where we have access to come here. We’re fortunate enough that we can take advantage of the access to come in and get that national perspective of the New York Jets.”
Howerton also spoke with reporter Jim Trotter, analyst Ryan Clark and NFL Insider Phil Savage. All three discussed the expectations for the AFC East this season, the state of the Jets defense with the return of defensive backs Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis, and what it’s like to be a first-year GM in the NFL.
“It was awesome,” said Howerton, of his first visit to the ESPN campus. “It’s definitely going to go down as one check mark off my bucket list of things to do while working in professional sports for the past 21 years.”
To view some of Howerton’s interviews at ESPN visit NewYorkJets.com.