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 3
Wide receiver Andre Roberts is an established return man, although the team probably has hope that a younger option will step up and take the job. Roberts barely played any wide receiver last year, so is probably just an option as a return man only.
Bobby Howfield was the Jets' placekicker for the last four years of his seven year career. His best season was 1972, where he racked up 121 points, the sixth most in franchise history.
Here is Howfield kicking his sixth field goal of the game to beat the Saints 18-17 from that year:
The other 3's
Jay Feely, Rick Mirer, Robert Malone...
3 years ago
In 2015, the Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles era began in encouraging fashion as they looked set to make the postseason after winning five in a row down the stretch only to fall at the final hurdle when Ryan Fitzpatrick choked in Buffalo, dropping the team to 10-6.
A returning Darrelle Revis went to the pro bowl, along with Muhammad Wilkerson, who led the team with 12 sacks.
On offense, running back Chris Ivory, who had his first thousand-yard rushing season, and Brandon Marshall, who set single season franchise marks for receptions and receiving yards both also went to the pro bowl, as did Nick Mangold for the last time. Eric Decker also had a thousand-yard season.
This unremarkable touchdown by Ivory from that 2015 season is notable for being the first Jets touchdown scored in another continent:
3 on the scoreboard
In 1993, the Jets actually beat Washington 3-0. That was one of a run of three games where the Jets and their opponents combined for just six field goals between them and no touchdowns.
3 in the record books
Eight Jets players have intercepted three passes in a game, with Ty Law being the most recent in the 2005 season finale.
Thomas Jones, Johnny Hector and Curtis Martin (twice) have all rushed for three touchdowns in a game, but the most recent player to achieve this is Shonn Greene, who did it once in 2011 and once more in 2012.
Super Bowl III
Of course, the biggest moment in Jets' history was their Super Bowl win in 1969. At the time "Super Bowl" was more of a nickname for the AFL-NFL championship game, but was commonly used and it was adopted officially thereafter.
Let us know if there's any connections to 3 that we missed...