Jaiquawn Jarrett on Earning Defensive Player of the Week Honors

By Alan Schechter

Nov 9, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets free safety

Jaiquawn Jarrett

(37) returns an interception thrown by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger

(7) (not shown) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

In a great showing by the Jets defense against the Steelers, one particular player stood out. With two interceptions and one sack to go along with double-digit tackles, Jaiquawn Jarrett was recognized for his effort, winning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

This week, Jarrett spoke to the media about earning the award:

It’s an honor. It’s a tremendous honor. I’m humbled by just having my name being called to be AFC Defensive Player of the Week. I give all the credit, all the glory to God. My teammates, they get all the credit, and the coaching staff, just putting us in the right position and the other 10 guys out there doing their job to help me do my job.

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Jarrett was humbled by all of the attention:

I haven’t really felt like all the attention was on me. The coaching staff does a tremendous job with the team and my teammates, they’ve always got a bunch of jokes for me. But it’s such a humbling feeling but it doesn’t feel surreal.

Hopefully Jarrett’s play will continue. He clearly has talent and could be an asset for the Jets going forward into the future.