The Jets will make the playoffs this season as a Wild Card team, former RB Curtis Martin said during an appearance on SNY's Timeout With Taylor Rooks podcast.
Martin added that he's not surprised with how the 3-2 team Jets have performed.
"No, I'm not surprised," he said. "I was banking on them being better than what most people thought."
Martin has also been impressed with the Jets' effort.
"One of the things that I always pay attention to is the effort, because effort can win over talent," he said. "Like I always say, there were so many guys who were more talented than me at running back on the team every year, but they didn't have the heart, they didn't have the tenacity, they didn't have the whatever that I had, so they never took my position."
"I think that teams can form that way and just have that scrappy attitude. That's what I see in the Jets. I'm hoping that they can keep it up."
The 44-year-old Martin played for the Jets from 1998 to 2006, making the Pro Bowl three times. The fourth-leading rusher in NFL History, Martin was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.