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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Wide Receiver

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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.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

WIDE RECEIVER: 6

DON MAYNARD

WESLEY WALKER

AL TOON

WAYNE CHREBET

GEORGE SAUER

RUNNING BACK

CURTIS MARTIN

FREEMAN MCNEIL

EMERSON BOOZER

MATT SNELL

TIGHT END

MICKEY SHULER

RICH CASTER

JEROME BARKUM

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

WINSTON HILL

D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON

MARVIN POWELL

JASON FABINI

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

KEVIN MAWAE

NICK MANGOLD

RANDY RASMUSSEN

JOE FIELDS

DAVE HERMAN

JIM SWEENEY

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. 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.

Poll

Who is the sixth best Jets wide receiver of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Laveranues Coles
    (129 votes)
  • 7%
    Jerricho Cotchery
    (30 votes)
  • 3%
    Rob Moore
    (12 votes)
  • 19%
    Keyshawn Johnson
    (73 votes)
  • 34%
    Art Powell
    (134 votes)
  • 1%
    Bake Turner
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Robby Anderson
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Santana Moss
    (1 vote)
384 votes total Vote Now