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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Special Teams

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We have the third position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the vote at Returner is: Leon Washington! Leon Washington was the Jets all purpose back for four years, from 2006 through 2009. In 2008 Washington led the NFL in all purpose yardage and became the first returner in Jets history to be named first team All Pro (Andre Roberts matched that feat in 2018). With his All Pro season Washington completes the GGN All Time Jets Team special teams unit, with all three players earning first team All Pro honors with the Jets. Washington is second all time among Jets in return yardage, behind only Bruce Harper. He ranks 10th all time in the NFL in kick return yards and 12th in combined kick and punt return yards. Leon Washington is also the NFL’s all time leader in career kick return touchdowns with eight. Leon Washington did not spend a lot of time in a Jets uniform, but his outstanding performances while here earn Washington the returner spot on the GGN All Time Jets 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. We now have all three special teams slots filled.

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

TOM TUPA

Returner: 1

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. 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 begin voting on the interior defensive line. 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 interior defensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Joe Klecko
    (205 votes)
  • 0%
    Verlon Biggs
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    John Elliott
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Marty Lyons
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Abdul Salaam
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Marvin Washington
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Jason Ferguson
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Sione Pouha
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Muhammad Wilkerson
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Damon Harrison
    (7 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now