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 30
The number 30 jersey is shared by running back Thomas Rawls and cornerback Rashard Robinson. Both have a chance to make the final roster, but neither should consider their spot as secure. The fact they're sharing a number is testament to that.
Brad Baxter was one of the best short-yardage backs in recent memory. The fullback scored 35 touchdowns in his seven-year Jets career, of which 30 were from three yards or less. Baxter had 11 scores in 1991, including two in the wild-card clincher against Miami. Here was one of those:
The other 30's
Mark Smolinski, Drew Coleman, Chris Hayes...
30 years ago
In 1988, the Jets fell out of playoff contention in December but ended the year on a high when they beat the Giants in the last game of the season to finish up 8-7-1. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
A trio of 30-yarders
Here's three 30-yard plays, starting with Mark Sanchez's first career touchdown pass to Chansi Stuckey:
Next up, a nice catch by Jeremy Kerley last season:
Finally, here's Johnny Mitchell from Boomer Esiason:
30 on the scoreboard
Two of the most memorable wins from Geno Smith's rookie season in 2013 saw the Jets rack up 30 points. He drove them down the field for Nick Folk's clutch field goal to beat the Falcons 30-28 and then led them over the Patriots 30-27 in overtime, thanks to the notorious "Push Gate" scandal.
Let us know if there's any connections to 30 that we missed...