Jets' rookie Marcus Maye isn't surprised about his team's 2-2 start to the season and "definitely" believes they can compete for an AFC East division title.
In Steve Serby's Q&A, the Jets' second-round pick talked about the team's early-season success, his personal goals, and his thoughts on New York.
The Jets, winners of two straight games, have a chance to climb above .500 when they play the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. Maye thinks their early success shows that they could be playing for a division crown later this season.
"Definitely. I mean, I feel like we have all the pieces," he said. :We got a great coaching staff. The team loves each other, so I don't see why not. We love coming to work every day, and every time we step out on the field even in practice, it's a ton of energy and stuff like that."
Maye, who said he is enjoying the energy of New York, said that the low expectations for this season were nothing more than "outside noise." On a personal level, he said he is striving to emerge as the top at his position.
"I want to be the best safety this year," he said. "Have the best stats. Have the most impact for his team and stuff like that. … Be that safety that my teams need me to be."
Although Maye hasn't made a huge impact yet -- he has yet to deflect a pass -- he has totaled 19 tackles in four games this season for the Jets.