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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Linebacker

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We have the 13th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the first vote at Linebacker is: David Harris!

David Harris played 11 years in the NFL, from 2007 through 2017. The first 10 of those years Harris was with the Jets. The leader of the linebacking unit on the back to back Jets AFC Championship Game teams of 2009 - 2010, Harris was a tackling machine who led the Jets in tackles nearly every year he was healthy. Harris was named to the 2007 NFL All Rookie team and was named AFC defensive player of the week twice in his career. In 2009 David Harris was tops in the NFL in Pro Football Reference’s approximate value metric. Though he never won Pro Bowl or All Pro honors, David Harris was the heart of the Jets defense for a decade.

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

Cornerbacks: 6

LINEBACKERS: 7

DAVID HARRIS

EDGE

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

SHAUN ELLIS

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 linebackers. 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 linebacker of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Kyle Clifton
    (19 votes)
  • 35%
    Larry Grantham
    (88 votes)
  • 0%
    Ralph Baker
    (0 votes)
  • 22%
    Marvin Jones
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    Al Atkinson
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    Greg Buttle
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    John Ebersole
    (1 vote)
  • 15%
    Lance Mehl
    (37 votes)
  • 0%
    Demario Davis
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Bart Scott
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Bobby Houston
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Stan Blinka
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Eric Barton
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Bob Crable
    (1 vote)
245 votes total Vote Now