We have the 40th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the first vote at Tight End is: Mickey Shuler!
Mickey Shuler had a long and productive career in the NFL. Shuler played 14 years, from 1978 through 1991, the first 12 with the Jets. Shuler’s Jets career was something of an anomaly, as he waited seven long years before he got his chance to be the man at tight end. The first six years Shuler played second fiddle to Jerome Barkum. Once Shuler got his chance, however, he made the most of it. From 1984 through 1988 Shuler was one of the best tight ends in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1986 and 1988. In 1985 Shuler finished seventh in the NFL with 76 receptions. One wonders what Shuler might have accomplished had he not waited until age 28 before he finally got his chance. In any event Mickey Shuler was a star once he was inserted into the starting lineup, and he richly deserves the honor of being chosen first at the tight end position on the GGN All Time Jets Team.
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
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 tight end 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 tight end of all time?
This poll is closed