With the end of another New York Jets regular season, let’s highlight the Jets leaders at every position.
QB: Mark Sanchez — 278-for-507 (54.8 percent), 3,291 yards, 17 TDs, 13 INTs, 75.3 rating
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson — 914 yards.
WR (catches): Dustin Keller — 55.
WR (yards): Braylon Edwards — 904.
TDs: Edwards — seven.
INTs: Dwight Lowery, Antonio Cromartie — three
Sacks: Bryan Thomas — six
Punt returner: Jim Leonhard — 11.3 average
Kickoff returner: Brad Smith — 28.6 average
In finishing 11-5, the Jets enjoyed their winningest season since 1998 and marking the fourth time in history they surpassed 10 wins in a season.
With his fifth sack of the season yesterday, Jason Taylor now has 132.5 career sacks, moving him into a tie for eighth place with Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal. Taylor failed to reach 7 sacks which would have triggered a guaranteed $750,000 for 2011.
Punter Steve Weatherford had 42 punts within the 20-yard line, which tied him with Ben Graham and Andy Lee for the single-season NFL record.
Vernon Gholston failed to record a sack again in this, his 3rd NFL season. That makes 45 career games with zero sacks.