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5 Former Jets Make It To Semi-Final Of Hall Of Fame Vote

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The NFL Hall of Fame class of 2016 was whittled down to 25 members last night and five former Jets made the cut.

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The field started at 108 NFL personnel. It was cut down to 25 last night and will be cut down again in January to 15.

The Jets have five former players still on the ballot. Brett Favre and Alan Faneca are on the ballot for the first time and both have a good chance to make it to Canton at the first time of asking.

In total there are 22 players and 3 coaches on the ballot, 15 players are from the offensive side of the ball.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class will be announced on the 31st of January 2016.

Brett Favre

Years with the Jets: 2008

Obviously Favre won't go in as a Jet, and I find it hard to imagine he won't get through at the first time of asking, he's simply one of the best QB's to ever play the game. He had a great start to his 2008 season with the Jets, unfortunately his arm and the team came undone as the weather got colder and the Jets slipped out of consideration. Throwing over 70,000 yards and for over 500 TD's is pretty damn astonishing. If he is elected he'll go in as a Packer.

Alan Faneca

Years with the Jets: 2008, 2009

I consider Faneca to be one of the finest offensive lineman in the history of the game. He should 100% get in at the first time of asking. We were privileged to see him while he was still dominant. A first round draft pick in 1998, Faneca is considered the greatest guard in Steeler history. He was an all-pro 6 times, a pro bowler 9 times and made the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2000's. He made up one of the finest lines in Jets history in 2008 and 2009. If he is elected, he'll go in as a Steeler.

Ty Law

Years with the Jets: 2005, 2008

This is the 2nd time that Law has been a semi-finalist after making the cut last year as well. I remember Law being a dominant corner while with the Patriots, he was pretty key to three Super Bowl victories. He was a two-time All-Pro and a four time Pro-Bowler. He had 53 career interceptions including 10 with the Jets ina  superb 2005 season. He played the game for 15 years. If he is elected, he'll go in as a Patriot.

Steve Atwater

Years with the Jets: 1999

This is the 5th time that Steve Atwater has made it to the Semi-Final stage. Personally I see him as a borderline hall of famer. He was one of the most feared safeties in the game though, you knew he was coming and you certainly didn't want to get in his way. He won two Super Bowls, went to 8 pro-bowls, was a 2 time All-Pro and was elected to the NFL team of the decade for the 1990's. He finished his career with the Jets, but by that time he was a shell of his former self. If elected he will go to the Denver Broncos.

Kevin Mawae

Years with the Jets: 1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005

Like Law, this will be the second time that Mawae has made the semi-final ballot for the Hall of Fame. He played 8 years with the Jets and he is one of the finest offensive lineman I've ever seen. He was a 3 time All-Pro and 8 time Pro-Bowler. He was dominant in every facet of the game and I may be biased, but I definitely consider him a hall of famer. I wasn't surprised that he didn't get elected last year and he may not get elected this year, but he will be in the hall one day. If elected he will go in as a New York Jet.