New York Jets: 25 Greatest Players In Franchise History; All-Time Team


4. Wayne Chrebet, WR #80

  • 1995-2005
  • Ring of Honor, 2nd All-Time in Receptions

Admittedly, Wayne Chrebet never possessed the skill or talent to be this far up a list of greatness.

However, and honestly, have you ever witnessed a guy play with such a lack of fear?

Standing 5-10, 188 lbs. (and much smaller than that), Chrebet’s lion-hearted nature wouldn’t allow him to do anything but go all-out on every play. If this meant getting his head bashed in by a physical specimen playing middle-linebacker, he’d travel down that courageous path.

The only thing Rich Kotite did well as Jets head coach was find this guy. In 1995, Chrebet walked onto the Jets practice field at Hofstra (his own school), and into the hearts of every Jets fan from then on.

He’s Jets Ring of Honor member and ranks second in franchise history with 580 receptions. He also ranks third in yards (7,365) and touchdowns (410).

Next time you head to MetLife Stadium, take a look around. You’ll still see too many No. 80 jerseys than you can count.


And no, Keyshawn Johnson is nowhere to be found on this list.


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