As we look ahead to training camp in late July, we're going to take a daily retrospective look back at some random people, moments and games from Jets history...
The Current 50
Former CFL linebacker Freddie Bishop was holding the number 50 jersey until he was released yesterday. It remains vacant, ripe for reallocation.
Bob Crable was a reliable middle linebacker during his six years with the Jets, which saw the team make the postseason three times.
Here's Crable in action:
The other 50's
Eric Barton, Garrett McIntyre, Vernon Gholston...
50 years ago
1968 was, of course, the Jets' Super Bowl season, although the postseason actually took place in 1969. They went 11-3 in the regular season. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
Here's a trio of 50-yard touchdowns by the Jets. First off, Lamont Jordan, complete with his iconic chainsaw celebration:
Here's one from Al Toon against Seattle in 1986:
And, finally, Wesley Walker from the Miami overtime win earlier that year:
50 on the scoreboard
In their augural season, the Titans of New York had a 50-43 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in their season finale.
Let us know if there's any connections to 50 that we missed...