We have the 36th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the first vote at Offensive Tackle is: Winston Hill!
Winston Hill had a long, outstanding career in the AFL/NFL. Hill played 15 years, from 1963 through 1977, the first 14 years of which he spent with the Jets. Hill protected Joe Namath’s blind side at left tackle for the Super Bowl 1968 Jets team. He earned Pro Bowl honors eight times in his career, including seven straight from 1967 through 1973. Winston Hill is the best offensive tackle to ever play for the Jets, and the only Jets offensive tackle to ever be inducted into 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.
Wide Receiver: 6
Running Back: 4
Tight End: 3
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: 4
INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE
INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE
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 vote on the second spot at the offensive tackle position. 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.
Who is the second best Jets offensive tackle of all time?
This poll is closed