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 41
Buster Skrine has been a valuable player in a difficult role where players often come in for undue criticism. However, he's been penalty-prone and has blown some costly coverages over the years. He'll have to perform well this year otherwise the Jets are likely to move on from him after - or even during - the season.
Matt Snell is the only Jets player ever to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl and was an all-AFL selection in three of his nine years as a Jet, during which he excelled as a blocker, runner and receiver and totalled 31 touchdowns. Fun fact: Shea Stadium was literally the house that Matt Snell built - he was directly involved in the construction during a summer job as a builder.
Here is Snell's most historic moment:
The other 41's
Keith Byars, Charlie Flowers...
41 years ago
In 1976, the Jets lost nine of their last 10 and ended up with just three wins for the third year in a row. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
The 41-yard futile miracle
How about this for a wild play? Down by eight in a 1995 game against the Bills, Boomer Esiason's Hail Mary pass is caught for a touchdown by Adrian Murrell:
Did they make the two-point conversion? Of course not!
41 on the scoreboard
The Jets lost 41-3 to New England in 2016, but they've had some good 41-point explosions in the past too, including a 41-0 shutout win over the Colts in the 2002 playoffs and a 41-3 win over Seattle on opening day in 1997.
41 on the stat sheet
Two great Jets that found the end zone 41 times: Johnny Hector had 41 rushing touchdowns in his career and Wayne Chrebet had 41 receiving touchdowns.
Let us know if there's any connections to 41 that we missed...