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When speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Corey Davis confirmed he had other options for free agency.
But the Jets' new WR1 said new head coach Robert Saleh played a huge factor into his decision to come to New York.
“Coach Saleh was obviously was a big part of it, and so was Coach [Mike] LaFleur. Coach Saleh is a great coach," said Davis. "I’ve heard it all around the league, from a few guys, and just watching his interviews and hearing his message, that definitely helped the decision and made it easier."
Before taking the Jets' job, Saleh was the defensive coordinator in San Francisco. He has been in the NFL since being a defensive intern with the Houston Texans in 2005. Now, he is widely regard around the league as one of the next great up-and-coming coaches in the league, and his "all gas, no brake" mantra has clearly put plenty on notice.
"He’s a culture guy, and that’s where it starts," Davis added. "If you really want to change things around, start with the coach, get good people, and that’s what he’s trying to do, and that’s what he’s been doing. I’m with him.”
Davis, while mentioning LaFleur, said he his familiar with his system, which made his decision a bit easier.
"I’m familiar with that system. I know I can hit the ground running," Davis said. "I still got a few things to learn."
His advanced stats with Tennessee were already impressive, but a head coach he respects, plus an offense he's familiar with, could put Davis on the map as a dangerous, legitimate receiver in the league.