Jets honor 4 legends!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
At halftime of last night’s game, the Jets honored/inducted four players into their elite Ring of Honor! Larry Grantham, Freeman McNeil, Gerry Philbin, and Al Toon received the honor for their great play as a NY Jet through the years. The Ring of Honor already included: Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, and Joe Namath. Check out their bios, courtesy espn:
• Grantham. He played linebacker and called the defensive signals on the Jets’ Super Bowl III team. He was the team MVP in 1971 (he likes to say it’s because Joe Namath was hurt that year) and he was named to the all-time All-AFL second team. He was an original Jet.
• McNeil. He held most of the team rushing records until Curtis Martin came along. McNeil was a three-time Pro Bowl player and the team MVP in ’82 and ’84. He wasn’t a burner, but he had excellent vision and cutting ability.
• Philbin. The former defensive end was named to the all-time All-AFL first team and also was an impact player on the Super Bowl III team. The defense was overshadowed because of Namath, but Philbin led a powerful unit.
• Toon. He caught at least one pass in 101 straight games. He was tall, athletic and smooth, a three-time team MVP and a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He was forced to retire prematurely in 1992 because of post-concussion syndrome.