New York Jets Top three players of the 2010s

James Carpenter, Kelvin Beachum. New York Jets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Honorable Mentions

Some honorable mentions to remember this decade are David Harris, Bart Scott, and Jamal Adams.

David Harris (2007 – 2016)

David “The Hitman” Harris,  a solid middle linebacker, was part of the elite New York Jets defense that ranked first with 14.5 points per game (PPG) allowed in 2009 and sixth with 19 PPG allowed in 2010. The years when Gang Green went to back-to-back AFC Championship games.

Harris was a great run stopper and helped organize the front seven overall into a stout run-stopping defense. By the end of his career, he totaled four interceptions, six fumble recoveries, 36.5 sacks, 1,109 tackles (723 solo) and one touchdown.

Bart Scott (2009 – 2012)

Bart “The Mad Backer” Scott was another amazing linebacker who was a key component to that elite Jets defense during its early decade heyday. At the end of Scott’s career, he had four interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, 25 sacks, and 732 tackles combined. We should also never forget the “CAN’T WAIT!” moment that we received after he helped the Jets defeat New Englamd in the AFC Divisional Playoff round.

Jamal Adams (2017 – Present)

Jamal “President” Adams makes the honorable mentions list because of the immediate impact he has already made on the Jets defense since being drafted. Three years into his career and Jamal is already being recognized for this impact on the field by being nominated to the Pro Bowl in consecutive years (2018 & 2019). Lastly, this season alone he has two TDs, one was an interception while the other was a strip fumble from Daniel Jones’ hands.