Chad Hansen
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New York Jets wide receiver Chad Hansen is showcasing that “little swagger” as safety Terrence Brooks recently put it.

Oftentimes, momentum is a natural action that simply cannot be stopped until it reaches its final conclusion. For New York Jets second-year wide receiver Chad Hansen, that theory about momentum is definitely holding true.

Perhaps no Jets player has created such a buzz this offseason than the kid from Cal. By all accounts, he’s stepping up in a major way while producing jaw-dropping stuff on the field.

Forget coaches, even the players are recognizing it. One such player is safety Terrence Brooks whose recent quotes about Hansen on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” have the kid showcasing that “little swagger” we’ve yet to see at the professional level.


Even more promising is the fact Brooks wasn’t specifically asked about Hansen. Instead, he brought his name up by just way of a generic “who can we look out for?” question.

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“A sleeper for me would be Chad Hansen. That’s my guy,” Brooks said on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. “I’m always encouraging him, always getting him going. It seems like he’s taking a really huge step this year. He’s making a lot of plays in practice and you can see his little swagger coming out.”

Of course, Robby Anderson enters camp as the No. 1 wideout on the team. The dangerous straight-line, 9-route monster returns as the only guaranteed starter. The returning Quincy Enunwa, veteran Jermaine Kearse, newcomer Terrelle Pryor and young Hansen will all be battling for the No. 2 through 5 spots on the depth chart. (ArDarius Stewart—though suspended to begin the season—makes it a deep six-man unit.)

Brooks comes into camp looking to battle free agent signing J.J. Wilcox as the third safety on the squad behind Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.

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