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Published Time: 28.04.2024 - 10:06:18 Modified Time: 28.04.2024 - 10:06:18

"I can't wait to meet Aaron and Tyrod, just pick their brains every single day, see how they treat their teammates, how they carry themselves off the field, on the field, and just learn little things," Travis said. "Man, I freaking can't wait. Jordan Travis



Check out the highlights from the Jets' newest quarterback, Jordan Travis. (1:13)

The Jets were looking for a developmental quarterback after trading Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in 2021, to the Denver Broncos on Monday. General manager Joe Douglas said before the draft that his goal is to turn the Jets into a "quarterback factory," strongly hinting that he would pick a quarterback.

"I can't wait to meet Aaron and Tyrod, just pick their brains every single day, see how they treat their teammates, how they carry themselves off the field, on the field, and just learn little things," Travis said. "Man, I freaking can't wait.

"I love watching Aaron Rodgers, ever since I was a little boy," he added. "I mean, he's one of my brother's favorite quarterbacks, so I've always watched him. To have an opportunity to go work with him and just learn from him is such a blessing."

Coach Robert Saleh called Travis a "dynamic player" who will benefit from 34 years of combined experience between Rodgers and Taylor.

"It's a really cool room," Saleh said.

Later in the fifth round, five picks after Travis, the Jets selected former CFL player Qwan'tez Stiggers, who played cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts. Stiggers became the third player in the common-draft era (since 1967) to be drafted without having attended college and the first CFL player with no college experience to be drafted.

Travis, who wasn't able to participate in the scouting combine or pro day because of his injury, declined to say when he'd be able to return to football activities. He said he would meet with the Jets' trainers to determine a timetable.

Douglas was vague when asked Travis' return, hinting that it could be an extended period before he can practice.

"Obviously, that was a tough injury, but we feel good that he'll be able to come back at some point this year," said Douglas, adding they will have more information when they get to training camp in late July.

It has been a trying five months for Travis, who was a Heisman Trophy candidate for the undefeated Seminoles at the time of his injury against North Alabama. They finished the regular season undefeated, but his injury was the reason why the Seminoles were excluded from the College Football Playoff.

"It's been a grind, but I love it," he said, choking up. "I love this type of stuff. I love having to wake up every single day and having to make a decision and make a choice on who I'm going to be every single day. I just love the work, and I love just seeing improvement every single day. So, yeah, man. I mean, it's been a journey, but it's been a blessing from the man upstairs."

Travis is a dual-threat quarterback who broke several school records at Florida State. He produced the most touchdowns in school history (97) and the most yards in total offense (10,553). He improved his passing accuracy in 2023, with 20 touchdown passes and only two interceptions.

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