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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Edge

John Abraham #94

We have the tenth position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the second vote at Edge is: John Abraham! Abraham joins Mark Gastineau at the edge position on the roster.

John Abraham had an exceptionally long NFL career, playing 15 years, from 2000 through 2014. He spent the first six years of his career with the New York Jets. During his six years with the Jets Abraham earned Pro Bowl honors three times and first team All Pro honors once. For his career Abraham earned Pro Bowl honors five times and first team All Pro honors twice. Abraham racked up double digit sacks in eight seasons for three different teams, three times for the Jets. He shares the Jets all time record of four sacks in a game with Mark Gastineau and Joe Klecko. For his career Abraham is eighth all time in the NFL in tackles for loss, third all time in forced fumbles, and 13th all time in sacks.

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

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

ABDUL SALAAM

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 edge defenders. 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 third best Jets edge defender of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Shaun Ellis
    (70 votes)
  • 12%
    Mo Lewis
    (31 votes)
  • 41%
    Gerry Philbin
    (100 votes)
  • 2%
    Calvin Pace
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryan Thomas
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Jeff Lageman
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Dennis Byrd
    (9 votes)
  • 8%
    Hugh Douglas
    (20 votes)
241 votes total Vote Now