Jets rookie CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner will have to earn his nickname in the NFL.
“Sauce” Gardner has impressed during training camp with his play so far, as seen in plenty of training camp videos.
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) August 7, 2022
Sauce Gardner’s ability to change direction is ELITE. pic.twitter.com/53CsBJLzfJ
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) August 2, 2022
Even though he has looked good in practice, his teammates won’t call him by his nickname until he plays his first regular season game and “balls out.”
#Jets DL Carl Lawson (@carllawson55) says CB Ahmad Gardner (@iamSauceGardner) is going to have to EARN the ‘Sauce’ nickname, ‘until he plays & balls out then we’ll call him Sauce, but he’s Ahmad right now’: 🎥 @nflnetwork @TomPelissero #TakeFlight #JetsCamp @GoBearcatsFB pic.twitter.com/gLA8pIaVTG
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) August 7, 2022
He’s Ahmad right now,” Jets defensive end Carl Lawson told NFL Network. “He’s Ahmad right now until he gets to the field. Until he plays and he balls out, then we’ll call him Sauce. But he’s Ahmad right now.”