Time for the moment we have all been waiting for. It is time to reveal the inaugural class of the Jet Press Hall of Fame.
For anyone that didn’t pay attention over the last several days, each of our writers presented their candidate for enshrinement in the Hall. Each person made their case for their player, and then we put it to a vote. You, the fans, voted on their favorites, and the top three vote-getters earn enshrinement in the Hall.
Now, after the several day long vote, here they are, with links to the pieces written about them:
Curtis Martin: There isn’t a lot to be said about this guy that hasn’t already been said. He gave the team a legitimacy that it hadn’t had in many, many years. He’s a fan favorite, and one that was a lock to make the Hall.
First he made it to the real Hall of Fame, and now he makes it to ours. Curtis Martin, your first enrollee in the Jet Press Hall of Fame.
Joe Namath: Our next guy needs no introduction. He led our team to the only Super Bowl title in their history, and he guaranteed he would do it. He was the first to throw for 4,000 yards passing. Joe Willie Namath, you are in the Jet Press Hall of Fame.
Joe Klecko: Our final selection is a guy that gets no love from the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame, but a guy that Jets’ fans love. Joe Klecko was the heart and soul of the defense in the late 70′s and early-mid 80′s. Making the Pro Bowl at three different positions along the defensive line makes Joe a guy that is tough to keep out.
Wayne Chrebet was close, one vote away from being considered.
Congratulations to the enshrinees and thanks to all that voted. In the coming days, we will be looking to make the Hall of Fame a drop down menu on our site, with permanent links to the pieces written about the members of our Hall of Fame.