We have the 49th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the third vote at Wide Receiver is: Al Toon!
Al Toon played eight years in the NFL, from 1985 through 1992, all with the Jets. His career was unfortunately cut short by as many as nine concussions, partly a result of his physical style of play. Had he not been devastated by injuries, Toon might well be in the Hall of Fame today. Toon led the NFL in receptions in 1988. He earned Pro Bowl honors three straight years, from 1986 through 1988, and was named first team All Pro in 1986. Toon was part of a Jets offense in the mid to late 1980s that featured Wesley Walker, Al Toon, Mickey Shuler, Freeman McNeil and Johnny Hector. It’s hard to imagine for Jets fans too young to remember those teams how much fun a Jets offense can be.
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 continue to 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 fourth best Jets wide receiver of all time?
This poll is closed