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 93
Deon Simon seemed to be a promising young player and held his own in some 2016 late-season starts. However, he spent virtually all of last year on the practice squad. Is the 27-year old a realistic contender for a role? We shall see.
For once's there's an obvious candidate here and it's another of the famed "Sack Exchange"; Marty Lyons:
The other 93's
Kenrick Ellis, Kenyon Coleman, Ernie Logan...
The '93 season
The 1993 season was another frustrating one for the Jets and head coach Bruce Coslet, who was fired at the end of the year.
The Jets entered the final three games of the year 8-5 but lost all of them to miss out on the postseason yet again. One of those saw them lose 16-14 to the Bills as Cary Blanchard's late field goal inexplicably took a left turn on its way to the uprights.
Prior to those three games, the Jets had played three bizarre games where their defense was lights out but the offense was terrible. They had 6-0 and 3-0 wins and a 9-6 loss as no touchdowns were scored or conceded. Jeff Lageman's 8.5 sacks and Brian Washington's six interceptions paced the defense.
Despite the offensive struggles, quarterback Boomer Esiason was the team's only pro bowler. Johnny Johnson and Rob Moore also had productive years.
93 of the best
Until Brandon Marshall's monster year in 2015, Al Toon had the Jets' all-time record with 93 catches in a season. At the time this was the fifth highest single season total of all-time from the criminally underrated Toon.
Toon ended that 1988 campaign with the winning score against the Giants:
Let us know if there's any connections to 93 that we missed...