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


10. Mark Gastineau, DE #99

  • 1965-1976
  • Ring of Honor, 3-Time 1st Team All-Pro, 5 Pro Bowls, 1st All-Time in Sacks

This guy was just a crazy man. There’s no better description than that.

The only thing more ridiculous than those obscene sack dances he tried to pull off, was how fast and powerful Mark Gastineau was en route to the quarterback.

Gastineau was the stat gobbler for the famed New York Sack Exchange during the early 1980’s. Not only did he lead the league in sacks twice, but in 1984 he set a single-season record with 22 (which was later broken by Michael Strahan with the help of Brett Favre).

Although we now know performance-enhancing drugs might have fueled his on-field performance, Gastineau still holds the franchise record for sacks with 74.


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