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 67
Brian Winters had a bad year last year, his first since signing a big contract extension. The team is pushing the fact that he is expected be better in 2018 because he was injured last year, hard. However, that's what was being said about Muhammad Wilkerson after his first year on a new contract and he wasn't able to turn it around. If Winters doesn't perform up to scratch this year, his contract makes him cuttable after the season, so he should be motivated to perform.
Dave Herman played most of his NFL career - a decade, spent entirely with the Jets - at guard. However, his most famous moment came in Super Bowl III as he moved to right tackle and played a key role in slowing down Bubba Smith. Some have said Herman was the real MVP of that game. He was also a three-time all-AFL selection.
Herman gets out in front of this run against Kansas City:
The other 67's
Damien Woody, Kareem McKenzie, Bob Mischak...
The '67 season
In 1967, the Jets showed signs that they were coming close to being a contender. A 7-2-1 start had them in the postseason mix, but then they lost three in a row and ended up 8-5-1.
Joe Namath set an NFL record with 4,007 passing yards and was an AFL all-star along with three of his receivers - Don Maynard, tight end Pete Lammons and all-AFL choice George Sauer. Sauer and Maynard each had thousand-yard seasons. Tackle Winston Hill and defensive end Verlon Biggs also were AFL all-stars.
Linebackers Larry Grantham and Al Atkinson intercepted five passes each and Emerson Boozer paced the offense with 13 touchdowns.
67 to the house
Here's Braylon Edwards scoring on a 67-yarder against Miami in that game where he sat out the first quarter after getting a DUI:
The Jets also drafted linebacker-turned-broadcaster Greg Buttle with the 67th pick.
Let us know if there's any connections to 67 that we missed...