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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Safety

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We have the 26th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the first vote at Safety is: Jamal Adams!

Jamal Adams is the first current Jet to make the roster. With just three years under his belt, Adams has already earned Pro Bowl honors twice and first team All Pro honors once. He is one of the few Jets over the years that can make the case he is the best in the NFL at his position. It is still early, but if Adams continues on his current trajectory and keeps his health, there is a good chance he winds up in the Hall of Fame.

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

JAMAL ADAMS

CORNERBACK

DARRELLE REVIS

AARON GLENN

JAMES HASTY

ANTONIO CROMARTIE

JOHNNY SAMPLE

BOBBY JACKSON

LINEBACKER

DAVID HARRIS

LARRY GRANTHAM

MARVIN JONES

LANCE MEHL

KYLE CLIFTON

GREG BUTTLE

EDGE

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

SHAUN ELLIS

MO LEWIS

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 safeties. 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 second best Jets safety of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Victor Green
    (137 votes)
  • 1%
    Marcus Maye
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Ken Schroy
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Bill Baird
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    Burgess Owens
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    Dainard Paulson
    (1 vote)
  • 19%
    Kerry Rhodes
    (56 votes)
  • 0%
    Brian Washington
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Erik McMillan
    (19 votes)
  • 1%
    Darrol Ray
    (4 votes)
  • 5%
    Jim Hudson
    (17 votes)
  • 8%
    Jim Leonhard
    (26 votes)
289 votes total Vote Now