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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Running Back

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The New York Jets’ Curtis Martin tries to break free of a ta Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

We have the 43rd position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the first vote at Running Back is: Curtis Martin!

Curtis Martin played 11 years in the NFL, from 1995 through 2005, the last eight with the Jets. Martin’s career was filled with honors and milestones, culminating in his induction into the Hall of Fame. Curtis Martin had 1000 or more yards rushing in every year of his career except his last, injury shortened campaign. Martin earned Pro Bowl honors five times and first team All Pro honors once. He ranks 4th in NFL history in career rushing attempts, 6th in rushing yards, 13th in rushing touchdowns, 10th in rushing yards per game, and 9th in yards from scrimmage. Martin is the Jets career leader in all these categories and more, by a wide margin. Curtis Martin isn’t just a Jets great, he is an all time great running back who richly deserves his spot 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.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

RUNNING BACK: 4

CURTIS MARTIN

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 continue to vote on the running back 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.

Poll

Who is the second best Jets running back of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Freeman McNeil
    (218 votes)
  • 5%
    Emerson Boozer
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Johnny Hector
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Matt Snell
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    Bill Mathis
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    John Riggins
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Bilal Powell
    (3 votes)
  • 5%
    Thomas Jones
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Adrian Murrell
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Clark Gaines
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Richie Anderson
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Chris Ivory
    (7 votes)
296 votes total Vote Now