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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Special Teams

Pat Leahy

We have the first position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the vote at Kicker is: Pat Leahy! Leahy was the Jets kicker for 18 seasons, from 1974 through 1991. He is the longest tenured Jet of all time. Pat Leahy is the only kicker to ever be named first team All Pro as a Jet, which he accomplished in 1978. Leahy leads all Jets with 1470 points scored, more than twice the amount of any other Jet. Leahy ranks 26th in NFL history in points scored, and finished in the top 10 in field goal percentage six times in his long NFL career. There is no question Leahy deserves his spot as the kicker on the GGN Jets All Time Team.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players. It will be broken down as follows:

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

Running Back: 4

Tight End: 3

Offensive Tackle: 4

Interior Offensive Line: 6

DEFENSE

Safety: 4

Cornerbacks: 6

Linebackers: 7

Edge: 4

Interior Defensive Line: 5

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: 1

PAT LEAHY

Punter: 1

Returner: 1

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position, starting with the kickers. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue with special teams, voting on the punter on the crowd sourced GGN All Time Jets Team. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the Jets.

Poll

Who is the best Jets punter of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Ben Graham
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Ryan Quigley
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    Curley Johnson
    (27 votes)
  • 3%
    Lac Edwards
    (6 votes)
  • 35%
    Tom Tupa
    (59 votes)
  • 1%
    Brian Hansen
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    Steve Weatherford
    (33 votes)
  • 12%
    Chuck Ramsey
    (21 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now