Q&A with QB Martin

Jets Confidential, brings you a question and answer session, with the newest Jets quarterback .

Q)How quickly can you learn the offense?

Martin: I'm not really sure. I have to kind of learn on the run and learn quickly. To be totally comfortable, it takes a while. I'm not saying a year, but I can't give you a week or day amount.

Q)You have the reputation of being a quick learner, what does that stem from?

Martin: I have been in a lot of different places. I have been in places like this where I showed up at the end of camp and had to learn quick and become the backup. I've been able to do it in the past. This is a new system for me. Hopefully I will be able to do it here.

Q)What is your schedule like in the next few days?

Martin: It will be a lot of studying and a lot of meeting with the coaches, then going back to my room and absorbing things and letting it all sink in. Then going back again and learning new stuff. Learn as much as I can as quick as I can.

Q)Are you surprised that the Jets signed you since you have not played in the West Coast offense?

Martin: A little bit. But at the same time, I've done this before. I've learned quickly and assimilated myself into an offense really quick.

Q)Are you surprised you were on the street so long after getting cut by the Rams early this off-season?

Martin: It's just the way it worked out. I was made offers by a few teams, but didn't like the situations. I decided to be patient and wait for the right situation.

Q)What do you think you can contribute here?

Martin: I'm going to try and come in and learn as quick as I can. I have experience as a backup quarterback and a little bit of playing experience. I've played solid in the past. Hopefully I can come in and contribute.

Q)What were you doing the past few months, and what were you planning on doing if you didn't get a call?

Martin: I didn't make any plans. I was talking to enough teams to know there was some interest out there and something would come my way. It was just a matter of when. I just stayed ready for when I got the call.

Q)Where you surprised the Rams cut you?

Martin: A little bit, but at the same time I knew Mark (Bulger) was going to be he backup based on what he had done last year and the team probably wouldn't want an old guy like me being the third guy for financial reasons. The third spot is a good spot to develop a young guy.


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