Sauce Gardner Sits At The Top Of A Major NFL List

Saus Gardner #1 of the New York Jets reacts after being unable to make a field goal in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 06, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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If you were building an NFL team right now with the hopes of winning the Super Bowl, which cornerback would you want on that team?

There are plenty of standout corners throughout the league at the moment, but there is a feeling that the best corner was just a rookie this past season.

Saus Gardner of the New York Jets topped the list of cornerbacks Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah most want to draft among those currently in the league, according to the NFL on Twitter.

Gardner was the No. 4 pick in last year’s draft after blossoming at the University of Cincinnati, especially during his third and final season there, which won him the AAC Defensive Player of the Year award.

In 2022, he had an NFL-high 20 passes defended, and was not only named to both the Pro Bowl and All-Pro first-team, but was also named Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He turned in a miserable Jets defense the year before that ranked fourth in points and total yards given up.

For this coming season, the team has an optimism that really hasn’t been there in the decades since the blockbuster trade that brought future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers to town.

But that optimism also stems from the fact that Gardner has helped New York become a rock-solid defensive team.

Suddenly, the team has legitimate Super Bowl hopes, and with all the talent in the AFC, any success they find will start on the defensive side of the football.

Sauce Gardner has hired a new sports agent.