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 36
The number 36 currently belongs to Doug Middleton, who is a bit of a forgotten man after missing all of last year. He had a promising rookie year in 2016, which he capped off with a special teams touchdown in the last game of the season.
While much-maligned during much of his career as a Jet, David Barrett made plenty of big plays in his five seasons. He had 12 interceptions and five forced fumbles, adding one more interception in the post-season, which set up the second of Doug Brien's misses in the Steelers loss.
Here's a pick-six from 2008:
The other 36's
Jim Leonhard, Rich Miano, Steve Harkey...
36 years ago
In 1982, the Jets ended up 6-3 in a strike-shortened season and then progressed to the AFC title game, losing controversially to Miami. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
36 yard breakdown
Here's a Travis Kelce touchdown from last season. Not Marcus Maye's finest moment:
36 on the scoreboard
The Jets had a nice 36-7 win over New England in 1975. This was one of Joe Namath's last great games as a Jet, as he had over 200 yards by half-time, completing 13 of his first 16 passes.
The game was also notable because Emperor Hirohito of Japan was in the crowd and because JJ Jones became the first black quarterback to make an appearance for the Jets.
Let us know if there's any connections to 36 that we missed...