Giants defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun has an affinity for the New York Jets.
He likes their uniforms, their coaching staff, and the overall atmosphere at MetLife Stadium.
And he is not the only Giants fan in New York.
“I think it’s good to see the team be successful,” Calhoun said.
“You have a lot of young guys that are trying to get better.
And when you have a young team like that, it’s great to see them be successful.”
Calhoun, who plays for the University of Texas, is excited to be a part of a team that will be playing in a new stadium, one that has the potential to be the NFL’s biggest, most luxurious and technologically advanced facility.
The New York Daily News recently broke the news that the Jets had been awarded the $300 million deal to build the stadium, which will include a $400 million retractable roof that will accommodate football, baseball, softball, hockey and other sporting events.
The stadium’s construction will be completed by 2019, and a groundbreaking is planned for June 5.
The project is projected to create more than 15,000 construction jobs.
Calhoun is not alone in his love of the Jets.
One of the few Giants fans to actually watch them play at Metlife Stadium in 2015, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a huge Jets fan as well.
“There’s some real cool things happening in New Jersey right now,” Calheli said.