Jets WR David Nelson intervenes to help fan get autograph

NFL: Cleveland Browns at New York JetsIt seems that Jets WR David Nelson did a random act of kindness on the Internet this week, the Star-Ledger reports that the Jets receiver offered up his autograph to a fan who was unabashedly seeking out Geno’s John Han … nevermind … on the website Reddit.

Three days ago, a Reddit user with the optimistic name JetsWillWinSuperbowl sent out a request on the site under the title “Anybody have a hookup to get a ball signed by Geno?”: “I’m not gonna give you some sob story or anything. I’m just a 21 year old kid who loves the Jets and Geno Smith. I know a lot of people on this forum have connections and of course I would be willing to pay. Thank you very much, this probably gets buried but even if one person who might be able to help sees it that would be awesome.”

Nelson, who’s also known for his charity work especially after he gave 15-year-old orphan Davion Only a tour of New York last month, responded to the request.

“Hey man, I saw this post and love your spirit. I’m no Geno Smith, but if you’re interested in Jets autographs, I can offer you mine. Email me your name and address and I’ll send something out to you. … Thanks for being a great Jets fan, and I hope you’re excited for next season like we all are!”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Boy, that guy wasn’t kidding when he wrote in the initial post that “I know a lot of people on this forum have connections.” It just goes to show, you never know who is reading what you are writing on the Internet!  This is a great example of how the Internet can bring fans and players together in the most randomly awesome ways.

I have to say that is a pretty cool move by Nelson to engage the fan and offer him something when he didn’t have to do a thing at all. We look forward to more from Nelson on this team in 2014.

28 comments
boomer
boomer

Dear Sir-


I am a Nigerian prince, forced into exile for political reasons.  Do to circumstances beyond my control, I was forced to leave my fortune of $10 million in a Nigerian bank.


I need $10,000US to free my fortune.  If you will please help me I would be willing to split my fortune with you. 

realjetfan
realjetfan

Man, I have expressed my love for Geno Smith numerous times. One of you guys/gals with connections please get me an autograph Geno Smith anything.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i think nelson is gonna have an even better year next year...hes the type of guy who can keep the chains moving for us and with his hands and height im hoping geno can use him more in the redzone like he finally did in the miami game 

djf1
djf1

i'd rather have nelson's anyway.

rkymtnjet
rkymtnjet

If anyone wants to join in, www.reddit.com/r/nyjets 

jetsworld
jetsworld

Off topic:Jace Amaro Really ? I see a lot of jet fans saying they want him I just don't see it,I'd take Ebron before him but I really want Mike Evans.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

" If just goes to show, you never know who is reading what you are writing on the internet."


Dear Mr Bassett,

I've been following your writings on TJB; not sure where you get your information, but we could use someone with your expertise who has both the knowledge of football, and is able to give us any inside information on the Jets. We are also looking for a GM; would you consider re-locating to South Florida ?


Sincerely, 

Stephen M. Ross

 Miami Dolphins

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

Man! David nelson! he just became one of my favorite players. U dont see players doing that! He's just a rlly nice guy! And rally showed he can play last year!! Just became my favorite player.

bob
bob

Hey that's really good stuff BB.. David Nelson is really cool. Nelson pretty much catches everything . Kerley and Nelson are keepers. and I hope that Stephen Hill has a great year next year. Some how.



levi
levi

"Im no Geno fan."    BREAKING NEWS: Nelson hates Geno.


I like this guy. He was a nice pick up.

Jeffrey Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen

David Nelson is a class act...I hope he is with us for a while.  Good guy!

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@rkymtnjet I can't come up with a good reddit name, sadly.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marcus Armstrong I'm no David Nelson, but if you're interested in buying someone a beer you can buy me one.

levi
levi

@Ceifus Hornswoggle Was it a fresh one from a bakery or a packaged one from the quickie mart though?

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

He didn't say that though? "I'm no geno smith," did you forget the sarcasm font?

jetsworld
jetsworld

Numbers don't lie but I looked at his highlights & I just don't think he's explosive enough. We need explosive players that can catch a 5 yard pass & go 80.

levi
levi

@j3tsfan29 I either read it wrong...twice or its been corrected.

djf1
djf1

@jetsworld can we start with catching a 5 yard pass and going 5?