Sheldon Richardson wants to change the Jets’ narrative – New York Jets News

Sheldon Richardson wants to change the Jets’ narrative – New York Jets News

Sheldon Richardson knows what you think of him and he insists that he doesn’t care.

But he does.

Richardson has an ambitious two-fold goal for the 2017 season, and it involves changing narratives.

First, the Jets’ fifth-year defensive lineman — whose career has been defined more by some ill-advised off-field incidents — wants to change the narrative to his career and turn the conversation back to football instead of his knucklehead mistakes.

How can he do that?

“I’ve got to do something amazing,’’ Richardson told The Post after practice Sunday. “I don’t know what, but I’ve got to do something amazing to change people’s mind about me. Winning always seems to change people’s mind about your wrongdoings or shortcomings.’’

Which brings us to Richardson’s second goal: Changing the narrative to a Jets season that the football world is predicting to be historically bad.

“I’m not thinking about individual accolades; I’m concerned about winning and changing the culture around here,’’ Richardson said. “I’m on that ship 100 percent, man.’’

That’s a lot on his plate for a player who has spent portions of the last two seasons missing games due to NFL suspensions for his off-the-field transgressions, the worst of which a 2015 arrest for driving a 2014 Bentley Silver Spur at 143 mph with a 12-year-old relative in the car, a loaded semi-automatic handgun under a floor mat and the detection of marijuana odor wafting in the vehicle when police stopped him.

He also was benched for a game last season for being perpetually late for team meetings.

“Truth be told, I’ve seen a…

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