As we look ahead to training camp in late July, we're taking a daily retrospective look back at some random people, moments and games from Jets history...
The Current 23
Terrence Brooks proved to be a nice pick-up when the Jets traded Dexter McDougle for him last season. Brooks was a key special teams contributor and also saw action as a dime package safety. He picked off a couple of passes and impressed the Jets enough that they brought him back for 2018.
Shonn Greene's four seasons as a Jet saw him rush for a thousand yards twice but he never lived up to the promise he showed down the stretch in his rookie season. He was a big postseason performer, though, with over 500 yards and three touchdowns in six career postseason games.
This is his most famous moment (but he should have taken a knee rather than scoring, as New England got the ball back with good field position, pulled within a score and then almost recovered the onside kick):
The other 23's
Marcus Turner, Dick Felt, Shafer Suggs...
23 years ago
The 1995 season was the first of two with Rich Kotite at the helm. The Jets won just three games. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
Here's Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes in Chicago in 2010:
23 on the scoreboard
The Jets have had a bunch of 23-20 overtime wins in their history. Last year against Jacksonville and 2015 against the Giants are still fresh in the memory.
There was also the 2012 game against Miami where Darrelle Revis tore his ACL but Santonio Holmes caught nine passes for 147 yards. Holmes also starred in the 2010 win over the Lions with the long catch to set up Nick Folk's game winner after Folk had already made a clutch kick to send the game to overtime. The most important, however, was the win in Miami in the last game of the 1991 season which sent the Jets to the playoffs and eliminated Dan Marino's Dolphins.
A tribute to BDarc23
It would also be remiss of us not to give a shout-out to one of our favorite JetsFixers, BDarc23, who - as we all know - is a big Mets guy with a passion for partial season pressure statistics, perfect games, touchdown-to-interception ratios and 32-touchdown seasons. Oh, and acknowledging when an illegal forward pass has been made.
There's just one problem:
HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHO HE IS?
Let us know if there's any connections to 23 that we missed...