Countdown to Camp: 28

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 28

The number 28 jersey was retired six years ago in honor of hall of fame running back Curtis Martin.

The Greatest

Martin is, of course, the highest profile Jet to wear the number. Martin, the fourth all-time leading rusher, had seven thousand yard seasons in a row as a Jet, the last of which saw him lead the league with 1,697 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2004. Of course, he also carried the ball 408 times, including the postseason, which probably factored into him breaking down in 2005. He only went to three pro bowls as a Jet.

Here he is in action:


The other 28's

Carl Howard, Darrol Ray, Pat Chaffey...

28 years ago

In 1990, the Jets lost five in a row to drop to 4-10 and ended up 6-10. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.

28-yard touchdown

Here's Wesley Walker from Richard Todd back in 1981:


28 on the scoreboard

Perhaps the most famous win in the modern era saw the Jets win a 2010 postseason game 28-21 in New England to reach the AFC title game.

The Jets sacked Tom Brady five times and Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes before Shonn Greene's late clincher (although he should've kneeled rather than scoring).

Let us know if there's any connections to 28 that we missed...