Who is the greatest New York Jet of all time?
If you ask Rex Ryan, he'd let you know that Darrelle Revis is on his way to becoming him. Despite Ryan's love for Revis, the Jets cornerback has a ways to go before being in the discussion as becoming the greatest player in franchise history. Who exactly does he have to catch? Let's look at some of the nominees and then add your vote in the attached poll on who exactly the Green and White GOAT is...
Joe Namath - A Hall of Famer and the most famous player in franchise history. Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl victory and made it that much sweeter by guaranteeing a victory over the heavily favored Colts before the game. The detractors will point to his career stats (173 touchdowns, 220 interceptions, 50.1 completion percentage) and claim he is overrated. Yet, the bottom line is that Namath is a transcendent player in the sport. who is a major part of one of the game's greatest moments.
Don Maynard - Another Hall of Fame player, who recently went on record to say Darrelle Revis couldn't cover him. Maynard finished his career with 633 receptions, 11,384 yards and 88 touchdowns. He is also a Super Bowl champion.
Winston Hill - The big tackle who helped pave the way for the Jets ground attack in Super Bowl III. Hill was a 4 time AFL All-Star and a 4 time Pro-Bowler.
Joe Klekco - A key member of the "New York Sack Exchange," Klecko made a Pro-Bowl at three different positions: defensive end, defensive tackle, and nose tackle. He was a 2 time All-Pro selection as well.
Curtis Martin - Martin spent eight seasons with the Jets and when he finished his career was the 4th leading rusher in the NFL history. He won a rushing title in 2004, and started his career with 10 straight 1,000 yard seasons. Martin will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, sooner rather than later.