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Former Jets running back Curtis Martin.
4) Don Maynard
I mentioned earlier that there was one other player ahead of Wesley Walker that has the honor of calling himself the best Jets wide receiver, and that man is Don Maynard.
For 13 years, Maynard gave Jets fans a reason to cheer for him, by the time he was done in New York, Maynard had accumulated 627 receptions for 11,732 yards, 88 touchdowns while averaging 18.7 yards a reception.
Maynard was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987 as he was one of the best receivers in NFL history and the greatest receiver in Jets history; his Super Bowl ring, statistics and place in the NFL Hall of Fame speak for themselves.
3) Mark Gastineau
The last of the defensive players is Mark Gastineau. Known for his “sack dance” in opposing teams backfields’ Gastineau was a love him or hate him kind of guy. One thing people cannot take away from him, is the fact that he is one of the NFL’s all time greatest pass rushers.
For 17 years, Gastineau held the single season sack record with 22 sacks in 1984. By the end of his career Gastineau had 107.5 unofficial sacks (74 official sacks), which is why he is one of the best in NFL history, it is only a matter of time until he has a bust in Canton.
2) Curtis Martin
In 1998 the Jets got Curtis Martin from the New England Patriots, one of the best decisions they ever made. Martin did not waste any time once he got to New York as he continued to rush for over 1,000 yards every season except for his last.
This commitment to success is what got Martin 10,302 rushing yards as a member of the Jets, placing him above Freeman McNeil, Emerson Boozer, Matt Snell and all of the other New York Jets runningbacks.
Earlier this year, Martin was not inducted into the Hall of Fame, but it is only a matter of time since he is one of the NFL’s most successful runningbacks.
1) Joe Namath
There is and there will never be another quarterback like Broadway Joe. The bravado, the guarantee, the talent all culminate into the man Jets fans have come to love. The current New York Jets all-time leader in passing yards took the team to their only Super Bowl appearance in 1968 and also gave the team their first and only Super Bowl Victory to date.
When everybody thinks of the Jets, one of the first names that will come to mind is Joe Namath. By the end of his 12-year stint with the Jets, Namath completed 1,886 passes for 27,057 yards and 173 touchdowns.