The New York Jets Five Best Cornerbacks of All Time

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Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback

Kyle Wilson

(20) and New York Jets cornerback

Darrin Walls

(30) both take the field before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Time to continue selecting our New York Jets all time roster.

For weeks, we have been electing a Jets all time roster, position by position. We have been presenting the top guys in Jets history, their credentials from their Jets career, and presenting a vote. The top vote getters make up our all time roster, to be revealed upon the completion of the group.

Today, we present you the cornerbacks. We have five spanning the eras of Jets history. We have…..well we have a couple that you all know and love, and three others that also deserve consideration, that had good Jets careers, even though they aren’t the beloved two.

So, let’s get to nominee number one.

Next: Antonio Cromartie

Dec 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end

Gary Barnidge

(82) cannot catch a pass while defended by New York Jets cornerback

Antonio Cromartie

(31) and free safety

Antonio Allen

(39) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

This guy needs no introduction with any Jets fan there is. Antonio Cromartie came to the Jets prior to the 2010 season, after beginning his career with the Chargers. Prior to coming to New York, Cromartie was best known to Jets fans for watching Shonn Greene run past him in the 2009 playoffs. But once a member of the Jets, Cromartie was, and now is again, a beloved member of the family.

Using that long stride, the Jets could count on Antonio Cromartie for big plays, intercepting at least three passes in each of his previous four seasons with the team. He made his mark as a kick returner at key moments as well, including the kickoff return against the Colts that set up the Nick Folk game winning field goal.

As a member of the New York Jets, Cromartie was selected to two Pro Bowls. Now he has been returned home for 2015, and Jets fans cannot be happier.

Our first nominee, number 31, Antonio Cromartie!

Next: James Hasty

Our second nominee roamed the Jets secondary in the late 80’s into the 90’s. James Hasty was selected by the Jets in the 3rd round of the 1988 NFL draft. He became an immediate starter on the right side for the Jets, and picked off five passes his rookie year. He started all 111 games as a member of the Jets, and picked off 24 passes during that time.

He didn’t earn a Pro Bowl appearance while with the Jets, but it’s hard to say he wasn’t deserving of at least one.

Our second nominee, number 40, James Hasty!

Next: Bobby Jackson

This third nominee is one for our older fans. Bobby Jackson was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 1978 draft. He too became a starter for the Jets right away on the Jets left side, and picked off five passes. As a member of the Jets secondary, he started 90 out of 95 games, and picked off 21 passes for his career.

The Jets didn’t achieve a great deal of success in this era, but Jackson is considered one of the best in team history.

Our third nominee, number 40, Bobby Jackson!

Next: Aaron Glenn

This next nominee joined the Jets during some very lean years. Aaron Glenn was drafted in the first round of the 1994 draft. He became an immediate starter for the Jets, and started 120 out of 121 games in eight seasons with the team. He excelled under Bill Parcells, intercepting 11 passes during the Tuna’s three years as the Jets head coach, being selected to the Pro Bowl in two of those years, (1997-1998).

Glenn was also one of the shining lights in the putrid season of 1996, intercepting four passes, returning two of them for touchdowns, and earning a Pro Bowl selection.

Our fourth nominee, number 31, Aaron Glenn!

Next: Darrelle Revis

OK, I guess we can include this guy. Darrelle Revis was chosen by the Jets in the first round of the 2007 draft, and the rest was history.

There isn’t much we need to say about this guy. Revis Island. Top shutdown corner. Perennial Pro Bowl player. One of the top players in New York Jets history. I don’t have to give you this guy’s on-field credentials.

Our final nominee, number 24, Darrelle Revis!

There you have the candidates, vote below. The top two choices will make the all-time Jets roster.

Who is the best Jets cornerback of all time?

Darrelle Revis

(88%, 68 Votes)

Aaron Glenn

(5%, 4 Votes)

James Hasty

(3%, 2 Votes)

Bobby Jackson

(3%, 2 Votes)

Antonio Cromartie

(1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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