S Jaiquawn Jarrett's tremendous performance on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers earned him the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Jarrett, who started in place of the first round pick S Calvin Pryor, had 2 interceptions, a sack and recovered a fumble. All three statistics were the first in his NFL career.
Jarrett, 25, was a 2011 second round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles who released him one year later. The Jets picked him up in 2012 and signed to a future/reserve contract. He played for the Gang Green in all 16 games in 2013, recording 25 tackles (6 solo) and forcing two fumbles.
He became the first Jet to win any of the six weekly NFL awards this season and the fourth Jets safety to win this particular award since 1984. S Kerry Rhodes was the last Jets safety to win this award in 2006.