The New York Jets could have significant representation in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018, with a trio of players in the running.
Did you know out of the 15 modern semifinalists there are three New York Jets on this year’s ballot?
Ty Law, Cornerback, Patriots/Jets
- Second year of eligibility, registered 53 career interceptions, seven of which were pick-sixes. Three-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowler.
Alan Faneca, Guard, Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Jets
- Third year of eligibility. Faneca led the way for teams that finished among the NFL’s top 10 in rushing 11 times in 13 seasons. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Kevin Mawae, Center, New York Jets
- Second year of eligibility. He helped anchor a steady Jets offensive line that led way for 44 100-yard games and seven 1,000-yard seasons by Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin. Mawae capped his career with a Pro Bowl season by paving way for 2,000-yard performance by Chris Johnson aka CJ2K.
.@KevinMawae has been named a #PFHOF18 Finalist! pic.twitter.com/9gKeVMxSYj
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) January 3, 2018
The class is headlined by Mawae, who spent the half of his 16-year career with the Jets. While Law (2005, 2007; two seasons) and Faneca (2008-09; two seasons) were more so blips on the radar.
Mawae is considered by many one of the best centers of all-time. NFL Network Insider Steve Wyche broke that down further here…
"He was a dominant center for a whole era."@wyche89 wants to see Kevin Mawae get in. #PFHOF18 pic.twitter.com/5UD7X08ZYS
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 3, 2018
While the one true Jets future HOF is Joe Klecko, who knows when he’ll ever be able to get into Canton. An All-Pro at three different positions, he’s the definition of what you look for. Players who played against him rave about his dominance, but Jets fans and Klecko will have to wait at least another year to see if it comes to fruition.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- What Jets fans think of the Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan extension (John B of Gang Green Nation)
- The book is not closed on Christian Hackenberg, says Jets Owner (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York).
- Jets Owner: No Playoff Mandate in 2018 (Kevin Patra of NFL dot com)