New Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is getting a crash course on Gang Green's offense while building chemistry with his new signal-caller, Sam Darnold.
Crowder took reps in the slot during Phase 3 of OTAs, learning this new Adam Gase offense on the fly.
"It's been great. So far, so good," Crowder told SNY's Jeané Coakley. "I'm just trying to learn the playbook and get familiar with everybody, get familiar with my teammates. I'm just trying to contribute to the team as much as I can.
"OTAs are when we get out and run routs and catch passes, and get a feel for what [Darnold] wants and I give him feedback on how I run routes and everything ... This is the time where you start building that [chemistry] and we just go from there."
Crowder, who signed a three-year, $28.5 million contract with the Jets this offseason, spent his first four pro seasons in Washington, compiling 2,628 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Jets added Crowder to their receiving group looking to further the development of Darnold, who threw for 2,865 yards and 17 touchdowns as a rookie, leading the Jets to a 4-9 record as the team's starting quarterback.
"I think he has a lot of potential," Crowder said about Darnold. "He's still a young quarterback. He can really throw the football. I think that's the thing I'm most impressed with him. He's still learning, I'm still learning but I've got a few years under my belt, so I'm just trying to build that chemistry, and like I said, I think that he can really throw the football, really spin it well, and I look forward to just building that bond with him."
Like the rest of the Jets' offensive personnel, Crowder is learning Gase's new offense and tackling all of the challenges that come with learning an entirely new playbook.
"It's different from what I was used to in Washington, but it's fun," Crowder said. "I can tell that it allows the slot receiver to really work once you learn everything. But it's fun and I just look forward to continuing to learn the offense and get better as I do that.
"A lot of the verbiage and everything is different here than the previous offense that I played in, but a lot of the concepts are the same. Some things are different, so you really have to get into the book, really have to study and just be ready to come out here for OTAs or whatever it may be, that I'm on top of my stuff."