The Top Five New York Jets Guards of All-Time


Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tackle

Willie Colon

(66) defends against Oakland Raiders defensive tackle

Antonio Smith

(94) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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It’s time to continue choosing our All-Time New York Jets roster. It’s time to make your voice heard once again, the voice of the New York Jets fan, the most passionate fan base of them all.

Today, we move along to offensive guard. Don’t worry, the guy above, Willie Colon, is not on the list, I promise. I have five guards to present to you this afternoon for nomination. It is a little slim, this group as you go through Jets history. There aren’t a lot of Pro Bowls in this bunch.

In this group of five, some have longevity, some have Pro Bowls, some have both. But these are the best the Jets have had to offer at the guard position. Take a look at each one, and vote at the end of the post. The top two make the roster.

Next: Dan Alexander

Our first nominee was one of the guys that led the way for Freeman McNeil. Dan Alexander was chosen by the Jets in the eighth round of the 1977 draft, and spent his entire career here in New York. Alexander helped pave the way for all of Freeman McNeil’s top seasons throught the eighties.

Dan Alexander was durable, hardly ever missing a game, starting 182 games out of 199 as a member of the New York Jets. He was chosen second team All-AFC in 1985 and 1986.

Our first nominee, number 60, Dan Alexander!

Next: Bob Mischak

We really reach back into the annals of franchise history for our second nominee. Bob Mischak played for the Jets when they weren’t known as the Jets. Mischak was a guard for the New York Titans from 1960-1962. Despite the fact that the Titans never finished better than 7-7 during Mischak’s tenure, Mischak played a starring role, selected All-AFL in 1960-1961, and selected to the Pro Bowl in 1961 and 1962.

Our second nominee, number 67, Bob Mischak!

Next: Alan Faneca

We continue with a guy that most of you will remember. Alan Faneca signed with the Jets prior to the 2008 season, after spending the previous ten with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Faneca started all 48 games while a member of the Jets, and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2009.

During his three years with the Jets, they were at or near the top of the league in the rushing department, and Alan Faneca was a big part of the reason why. Many fans were disappointed when Faneca was allowed to leave for Arizona in 2011, and the Jets offensive line hasn’t been the same since.

Our third nominee, number 66, Alan Faneca!

Next: Randy Rasmussen

Our fourth nominee played with the New York Jets forever, seeing their only Super Bowl appearance, and playing into the eighties. Randy Rasmussen was drafted in the 12th round of the 1967 draft, starting at left guard until he retired after the 1981 season. He played in Super Bowl III, and the playoffs following the 1981 season.

Throughout his New York Jets career, Randy Rasmussen was durable, starting 199 of 207 games at left guard for the New York Jets. He was second team All-AFC in 1972 and 1979.

Our fourth nominee, number 66, Randy Rasmussen!

Next: Dave Herman

One more trip to Super Bowl III for our final nominee. Dave Herman was drafted by the Jets in the 27th round of the AFL draft in 1963. He was also chosen by the Giants, but Jets fans lucked out when he decided to wear the Green and White. Herman became the starter at right guard in 1965, and didn’t relinquish the role until his retirement after the 1973 season.

Herman was selected to two Pro Bowls while with the Jets (1968, 1969). He was first team All-AFL in 1967 and 1968, and second team in 1969.

Our final nominee, number 67, Dave Herman!

There you have the five. Now vote for your favorite. The top two make our All-Time Jets roster.

Who is the best New York Jets guard of All-Time?

Dave Herman

(50%, 19 Votes)

Randy Rasmussen

(24%, 9 Votes)

Alan Faneca

(16%, 6 Votes)

Dan Alexander

(11%, 4 Votes)

Bob Mischak

(0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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