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 20
Isaiah Crowell could prove to be a valuable addition for the Jets because he brings durability to the running back position, which the team was sorely lacking over the last year or two. He has a chance to get a high volume of work this year and could put up some big numbers if the offensive line holds up.
Fullback Richie Anderson played for 10 years as a Jet and was a pro bowler in 2000 when the team expanded his role in the passing game and he caught 88 passes for 853 yards, including 12 catches for 109 yards in the Monday Night Miracle win over Miami. He scored 12 touchdowns and racked up over 3,000 yards from scrimmage as a Jet.
Here's one of his two postseason touchdowns:
The other 20's
Thomas Jones, Kyle Wilson, Delles Howell...
20 years ago
The 1998 season saw Vinny Testaverde contending for MVP honors as he led the 12-4 Jets to the AFC East division crown and a home playoff win over the Jaguars, but they blew a half-time lead against Denver and lost the AFC title game. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
Here's the first touchdown of Eric Tomlinson's career from last season:
20 on the scoreboard
A memorable win with 20 on the board came in the 2004 playoffs against San Diego. Chad Pennington threw touchdown passes to Santana Moss and Anthony Becht, but the Jets still needed Nate Kaeding to give them a lifeline with a field goal miss, ironically leading to Doug Brien's game winner.
Let us know if there's any connections to 20 that we missed...