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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Safety

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We have the 29th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fourth and final vote at Safety is: Erik McMillan!

Erik McMillan had a short but good NFL career. He played just six years in the NFL, from 1988 through 1993, the first five with the Jets. McMillan was a bright spot in what was an otherwise dreary stretch of Jets football. Erik McMillan’s best season was his rookie year, 1988, when he had eight interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, in just 13 games. For his efforts McMillan earned Pro Bowl honors in 1988. McMillan was also named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and earned NFL All Rookie Team honors in 1988. He followed that up with another Pro Bowl season in 1989, when he racked up another six interceptions. In his first four seasons with the Jets McMillan was a turnover machine, amassing 22 interceptions and four fumble recoveries; he returned an amazing seven of those turnovers for touchdowns. Sadly, that was pretty much the end of McMillan’s career. He spent just one more mostly ineffective season with the Jets, then closed out his career in 1993 with three different teams.

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

JAMAL ADAMS

VICTOR GREEN

KERRY RHODES

ERIK MCMILLAN

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. We have closed the voting on the special teams and on the defense, leaving the offense still to be named. Today we begin voting on perhaps the Jets’ strongest position over the years, the interior offensive 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 best Jets interior offensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Randy Rasmussen
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Dan Alexander
    (0 votes)
  • 40%
    Nick Mangold
    (74 votes)
  • 1%
    Jim Sweeney
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Joe Fields
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Brandon Moore
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dave Herman
    (1 vote)
  • 49%
    Kevin Mawae
    (91 votes)
  • 0%
    John Schmitt
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Mike Hudock
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roger Duffy
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dwayne White
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Garry Puetz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dave Cadigan
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Randy Thomas
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    James Carpenter
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Pete Kendall
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Haight
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Willie Colon
    (0 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now