During Jets training camp, a number of players will be sharing their thoughts and experiences from their first NFL season. Rookie tight end Jace Amaro is up first with a quick take on his first two weeks in Cortland. The Plano, Texas native — listed at 6 foot 5 and 260 pounds — is in his first professional training camp after three seasons at Texas Tech…
It’s definitely been a humbling experience at Training Camp so far. Not from a football standpoint, just the mentality of the deal, staying up here for three weeks. It’s already week number two and it’s been good so far. Going through all the meetings is tough, but you just have to keep going.
I feel pretty good out on the field, though. We’re finishing up the installation [of the play book] and I feel very good about it. I’m pretty solid on it.
You have to come out here [at camp] every single day, because your spot can be taken by another player every day. In college, you were pretty secure in your spot if you were the guy. That’s the biggest transition for me.
A typical day for me at camp: football practice, meetings, lunch, meetings, dinner, then bed. I’m pretty much wrapped up in an entire day of football. On off days, I try to get as much sleep as I can because that next week, you’re just not going to get much.
I feel a lot better than I thought I was going to be at this point. I feel very comfortable with the offense, the players, the coaches and the staff. With everybody, really. I like the team and I love what we’re doing out here. I’m having fun.
I felt a huge chemistry — a bond — with the team very quickly, one that I didn’t think would really happen as soon as it has.
The Jets drafted Amaro in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 49 overall pick. Over three seasons, Amaro racked up nearly 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Amaro was a unanimous All-American and All-Big 12 Conference teams after his NCAA record-setting season for most receiving yards and yards per game by a tight end in a single season.
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