We have the 51st position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fifth vote at Wide Receiver is: George Sauer!
George Sauer played just six years in the AFL, from 1965 through 1970, all with the Jets. Sauer was a superb route runner who led the AFL in receptions in 1967. In the Jets only Super Bowl victory, Sauer dominated the Colts’ defense, snagging eight catches for 133 yards. Sauer earned All AFL honors four years straight from 1966 through 1969, then retired young in 1970. He retired at just 27 years old, still at his peak, because of concerns about the damage football was doing to his body and because, in his own words, “when you get to the college and professional levels, the coaches still treat you as an adolescent.”
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
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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 cast the sixth and final vote for wide receivers. 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 sixth best Jets wide receiver of all time?
This poll is closed