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.
Wide Receiver: 6
RUNNING BACK: 4
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 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.
Who is the second best Jets running back of all time?
This poll is closed