Countdown to Camp: 7

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 7

Wide receiver Tre McBride is an outside bet to factor into the receiver and return man battle in camp, but is a player who was well-respected heading into the draft a few years ago, so perhaps he will start to realize that potential and push some of the Jets' other youngsters.

The Greatest

Quarterback Ken O'Brien was a two-time pro bowler who won 50 of his 106 starts as a Jet. He was the league's leading passer in 1985 and was headed that way again in 1986 until the season took a downward turn down the stretch. He passed for over 24,000 yards and 124 touchdowns with the Jets.

Here was a clutch throw in overtime that set up the field goal which sent them to the 1991 playoffs:


The other 7's

Eddie Bell, Boomer Esiason, Geno Smith...

7 years ago

In 2011, the Jets had high hopes and got off to an 8-5 start as Mark Sanchez put up the best numbers of his career.

However, they were blown out by the Eagles, dropped back to pass over 70 times in a loss to the Giants and then melted down completely in Miami to finish up 8-8. Still, none of these qualified as the worst loss of the season, which came in Denver against Tim Tebow's Broncos.

Darrelle Revis was an all-pro and three offensive linemen; Nick Mangold, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and - for the first time - Brandon Moore all went to the pro bowl.

7 on the scoreboard

When Sanchez was benched in 2012, rookie Greg McElroy came off the bench and led the Jets to a 7-6 win over the Cardinals. Here was the winning touchdown:


7 in the record books

George Blanda set the NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes against the Titans of New York in 1961. He also kicked seven extra points in that game.

Wide receiver Bake Turner set an NFL record with seven fair catches in one game in 1966.

Let us know if there's any connections to 7 that we missed...