Rank 'Em: Top 20 All-Time Jets

Created: November 8, 2011, 4:34 PM

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Drawn from more than five decades of history, ESPN New York presents our list of the 50 Greatest Jets.

Did we get it right -- or would you change it around?

Feel free to disagree.

Hover your mouse over the images below for more details, then rank your favorite Jets by dragging the thumbnails to the right.

For more info -- and some great photos -- click here to check out our 50 Greatest Jets gallery.

-- Matt Marrone and Mike Mazzeo


 
How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
  • Where would the Jets be without Broadway Joe? The franchise's all-time leading passer backed up his famed guarantee.
  • An NFL reject he was not. The very first player to sign with the franchise -- and its all-time leading receiver.
  • Martin spurned the hated Pats, followed Bill Parcells to N.Y. and became the Jets' all-time leading rusher.
  • Future Hall of Famer, Revis already has his own Island, and one day he may find himself at the top of this list.
  • Klecko's missed out on the Hall of Fame so far, but his No. 73 is retired by the Jets and he's made the Pro Bowl at three different positions (NT, DT, DE).
  • Helped the early Jets go from worst to first in his 12 years with the franchise. He was also selected to the All-Time AFL second team.
  • The shifty slasher still ranks second on the Jets' all-time rushing list.
  • Namath's blind-side protector made the Pro Bowl eight times, starting 174 consecutive games from 1963 to 1975.
  • Gastineau's controversial sack dance drew the ire of the NFL, but he holds the Jets' all-time records for career sacks (107.5) and sacks in a season (22).
  • Legally blind in his left eye, Walker served as a home-run threat in the passing game for Gang Green in the '70s and '80s.
  • Known for his 121-yard performance in Super Bowl III, the FB also scored the only TD the Jets have ever scored in a Super Bowl.
  • A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Toon was forced to retire at age 29 after a series of concussions.
  • Lewis was a three-time Pro Bowl selection with 52.5 sacks and 14 interceptions during a 13-year career with the Jets.
  • Chrebet, a Garfield, N.J., product and Hofstra grad, went from being undrafted to being a super threat, scoring 41 TDs as a Jet.
  • A reliable halfback and College Football Hall of Famer, Boozer teamed with Matt Snell to carry the load for the Super Bowl III squad and scored 52 career TDs.
  • One of the best free-agent signings in team history, Mawae revolutionized the center position due to his mobility.
  • A two-time AFL All-Star, in 1968 and '69, and a member of the All-Time AFL Team, Philbin got to the QB before the NFL starting counting sacks.
  • The massive tackle and member of the College Football Hall of Fame was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.
  • Twenty-four of the CB's 41 career INTs came during an eight-year stint with Gang Green that kicked off a 15-year NFL career.
  • A key member of the famed "New York Sack Exchange," Lyons played all 12 of his seasons with Gang Green.