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 92
As he's acknowledged in interviews during the offseason, it's time for Leonard Williams to step up to the next level. The former sixth overall pick has been very good so far, but underwhelmed last year amidst reports of some injury issues. With Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson now gone, it's time for him to shine, but will be forced to handle more double teams?
The Big Cat may one day be the best player to wear number 92, but he hasn't been at it long enough to surpass The Big Katt:
Oops, sorry, that's not the best Shaun Ellis gif. This is:
The other 92's
Ken Rose, Bobby Hamilton, Tony Casillas...
The '92 season
Other than Dennis Byrd's tragic injury, the big story in 1992 was Browning Nagle. The Jets perhaps thought they had found their quarterback of the future when Nagle passed for 366 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start on opening day. However, he would never again surpass 200. Other than Stephen Hill, it's hard to recall a player with such an amazing debut ending up such a disappointment.
After Nagle's comeback on opening day against the Falcons fell short, the team went 0-4 to start the season and things didn't get much better from there as they ended up 4-12 with no pro bowlers.
Former fullback Brad Baxter led the team in rushing while Chris Burkett and Rob Moore were the leading receivers. On defense, Marvin Washington had 8.5 sacks and Brian Washington and Michael Brim each intercepted six passes.
92 of the best
Two memorable 92-yard interception returns from Jets history were Erik McMillan's effort against the Colts in 1988 which, at the time, was a franchise record, and this play by Abram Elam in 2008:
Let us know if there's any connections to 92 that we missed...