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 46
Linebacker Neville Hewitt was a solid addition, giving the Jets someone else with plenty of starting experience to compete for a reserve role. It speaks to the Jets' improved depth that Hewitt isn't even a lock to make the roster.
Cornerback Bill Baird is another of the Jets' Super Bowl heroes and their all-time interceptions leader. He also played safety and halfback, as well as returning punts during his seven year career, all of which was spent with the Jets.
Baird had eight of his 34 career interceptions in 1964, including this one for a touchdown:
The other 46's
Tanner Purdum, Rich Sowells, Woody Bennett...
46 years ago
In 1972, the Jets went 7-7 but there was a memorable record-breaking performance from Joe Namath. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
46 yards to paydirt
Here's Lamont Jordan taking it to the house during the Jets' final day win over the Raiders to clinch a playoff spot in 2001:
46 on the scoreboard
The 1979 Jets had a 46-31 loss to the Bills. On a lighter note, the Titans of New York had a remarkable 46-45 win over the Broncos in 1962. They overcame a 13-point deficit as Johnny Green threw late touchdowns to Dick Christy and Art Powell.
46 on the statsheet
46 was also the total number of sacks Calvin Pace recorded in his eight years as a Jet.
Let us know if there's any connections to 46 that we missed...