2019 has come to an end, New York Jets fans lets take a moment and reminisce about the most memorable Jets players that have donned the Green and White, especially those who played a big role over this past decade.
Across New York Jets history, many memorable players are idolized and beloved by Jets Nation. From Joe Namath, Don Maynard, and Gerry Philbin (Super Bowl III team), to Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau, and Al Toon (80’s team), to Curtis Martin, Kevin Mawae, and John Abraham (late 90’s to early 2000s team), there have been so many years with top-tiered talent. And in the most recent decade, we’ve continued to see a ton of talented athletes take the field for Gang Green.
It is difficult to distill down to the three very best Jets players of the 2010s decade. Because skillsets change across positions, each requiring its own distinct abilities and each contributing in different ways to the team’s success. Additionally, how do you put a value on intangibles such as heart, passion, and leadership?
So, while there are many immeasurable qualities to take into account when selecting these elite players, I also try to take many aspects into consideration. I contextualize each player’s ranking in terms of their: tenure with the Jets, how talented they were at their position and overall impact on the team.
As nice as it would be to say Gang Green had a Hall of Fame quarterback, that wasn’t true. While not as glamorous, the players who did earn consideration, were outstanding players. So let’s review the last ten years and see who I put at the top.