As we approach the season, we are going to count down the history of Jets jersey numbers along with some of the notable players to wear each number. Today we will look at number 94.
In recent seasons, the Jets have had a number of notable defensive linemen wear number 94. The team's all-time leader in AV for number 94's is Scott Mersereau, a six year starter at tackle for the team in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Mersereau was unfortunately part of the collision that injured teammate Dennis Byrd in 1992. Rich Cimini wrote an article about life since for both men a few years back that you can see by clicking here.
The player with the second highest AV at number 94 was John Abraham, one of the Jets' four first round picks in the 2000 NFL Draft. Abraham went to three Pro Bowls and had three seasons with double digit sacks in six years with the team. He was traded to Atlanta in 2006, and the Jets received a pick that they used to draft Nick Mangold. Abraham would be at the top of the list, but he switched to number 56 during his final season with the Jets.
In third place is Damon Harrison. Harrison was an undrafted player out of William Penn who blossomed into a top tier three year starter at nose tackle. He left after the 2015 season to sign a big contract with the Giants.