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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Safety

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We have the 28th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the third vote at Safety is: Kerry Rhodes!

Kerry Rhodes played eight years in the NFL, from 2005 through 2012. The first five years of Rhodes’ career were spent with the Jets. Kerry Rhodes earned NFL All Rookie Team honors in 2005. 2006 was Rhodes’ best season. In 2006 Rhodes had 13 passes defended, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, five sacks and 99 tackles. He was named second team All Pro that year. Rhodes continued to backstop the Jets’ defense at free safety through 2009, when Rex Ryan and Rhodes did not see eye to eye. The Jets traded Rhodes to the Arizona Cardinals after the 2009 season, and Rhodes spent the rest of his career in Arizona.

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

VICTOR GREEN

KERRY RHODES

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 fourth best Jets safety of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Marcus Maye
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    Ken Schroy
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    Bill Baird
    (23 votes)
  • 6%
    Burgess Owens
    (16 votes)
  • 1%
    Dainard Paulson
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Brian Washington
    (4 votes)
  • 34%
    Erik McMillan
    (85 votes)
  • 6%
    Darrol Ray
    (17 votes)
  • 8%
    Jim Hudson
    (21 votes)
  • 23%
    Jim Leonhard
    (58 votes)
244 votes total Vote Now