Jaydon Mickens ready to lead Washington's offense
Senior WR Jaydon Mickens doesn't have the time or the patience for Washington's "rebuilding" process. He wants to win and he wants to win now.
“We’re not about to be mediocre,” the senior receiver yelled at teammates, according to Percy Alen of The Seattle Times. “Pick it up! Everybody! Now!”
Mickens, who led the Huskies in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns last season, has become Washington's most vocal offensive leader. He's accepted the role and is more than willing to say anything that needs to be said.
One thing on everyone's mind in Seattle right now is the QB situation. Mickens likes what he sees, but says he needs more consistency.
“I’ve seen a little bit of consistency, but it needs to be more consistent,” Mickens said. “It’s not where we need it to be to take this team to a national-championship level right now."
Former UW QB Keith Price used to try and help out a young Mickens. Mickens thought the offense was tough at the beginning, but now he's in a position to help out the younger guys, especially the QB's.
“I was like ‘this is so hard.’ Then I finally got it. Now I’m running away with it and it’s like second nature. ... To give (UW’s quarterbacks) that knowledge and see them go off with it and see them being productive with it makes me happy.”
(h/t Yakima Herald)