"The surgery I had on March 26 was to correct a problem I've been having for a number of years. I would expect the correction to only enhance my performance on the field," Testaverde said. "My off-season programs will very much parallel my 1998 off-season program, which seemed to work pretty well for me." (He had a season ending left Achilles tendon injury suffered in the 1999 season-opener against the New England Patriots, which required season-ending surgery.)
"I would hope that the contract situation will be resolved shortly and I can focus on the 2002 season."
Currently the Jets have four quarterbacks on their roster: Testaverde, third-year pro Chad Pennington, second-year man Tory Woodbury and first-year player Gus Ornstein.