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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Interior Defensive Line

We have the seventh position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fourth vote at Interior Defensive Line is: John Elliott! Elliott is the first representative of the 1968 Super Bowl Champion Jets team to join the roster.

John Elliott played seven years in the NFL, from 1967 through 1973. He was part of the great but underappreciated Jets defensive line from the 1968 Jets championship team. That defensive line put tremendous pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and was arguably the equal of the famed New York Sack Exchange, sans the catchy nickname. John Elliott won Pro Bowl honors three years straight, from 1968 through 1970, and was named first team All Pro in 1969. Elliott also led the league in sacks one year with 15, though that was not an official stat in those days.

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.

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

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

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 continue 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 New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the fifth best Jets interior defensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Verlon Biggs
    (51 votes)
  • 28%
    Abdul Salaam
    (67 votes)
  • 3%
    Marvin Washington
    (8 votes)
  • 12%
    Jason Ferguson
    (30 votes)
  • 6%
    Sione Pouha
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (5 votes)
  • 24%
    Muhammad Wilkerson
    (57 votes)
232 votes total Vote Now