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 29
Bilal Powell is one of the longest tenured Jets and has been a dependable option for several years. However, he's been unable to establish himself as a bell-cow lead back option and may soon find himself pushed aside for some of the team's younger alternatives.
Wide Receiver Bake Turner was overshadowed by Don Maynard but had a productive seven years as a Jet with 191 catches for over 3,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was an AFL all-star with a thousand-yard season in 1963 and had nine touchdowns the following year.
Here's a touchdown pass from Babe Parilli to Turner:
The other 29's
Adrian Murrell, Leon Washington, Johnny Lynn...
29 years ago
In 1989, Joe Walton lost his job after the Jets won just four games despite a great year from safety Erik McMillan. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
Here's Jermaine Kearse from Josh McCown last season:
29 on the scoreboard
The Jets had a couple of memorable wins where they scored 29 during the Rex Ryan era. Brett Favre threw a late pick-six to Dwight Lowery, enabling his former team to ice a 29-20 win over the Vikings on Monday Night Football in 2010.
During the previous season, they beat the Colts 29-15 to keep themselves in postseason contention as the Colts were criticized for resting starters in the fourth quarter. Marques Douglas had the go-ahead touchdown on a fumble recovery.
Let us know if there's any connections to 29 that we missed...