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 40
Rookie Trenton Cannon has a chance to make the team as a return specialist but his college tape also shows a player with the potential to be a dynamic playmaker. It will be interesting to see how he fares in camp.
James Hasty didn't make a pro bowl until after he left the team but he was an excellent cornerback for seven seasons, racking up 24 interceptions. Here's one of them:
The other 40's
Bobby Jackson, Dainard Paulson, Tommy Bohanon...
40 years ago
In 1978, the Jets were competitive again, starting off 8-6 but then losing their last two games. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
40 yards to the house
The Jets drafted Laveranues Coles in 2000 after he reported ran a 4.18 40-yard dash. Here's a 40-yard score from Coles, although it took a little longer than that:
40 on the scoreboard
The Jets have put 40 up against Miami twice - once in the 40-37 come from behind overtime win in 2000, better known as the Monday Night Miracle. In 2007, the Jets had an easier win, by 40-13. Connoisseurs will recall that this, not Miami's blowout of the Patriots the following year, was where extensive use of the wildcat formation was first brought to the NFL.
40 on the stat sheet
Tight end/wide receiver Jerome Barkum had 40 touchdown catches in his career as a Jet.
Let us know if there's any connections to 40 that we missed...