New York Jets: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time
- Signed by Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1993
- Member of New York Jets’ All-Time Four Decade Team
- Led NFL with 165 total tackles in 1996
- 108 career games started w/Jets
We’ve reached our second undrafted free agent signing of the list with longtime Jets safety Victor Green. Green’s career with the Jets spanned nearly a decade, as the Akron product was able to establish himself as one of the most accomplished Jets defensive players in team history.
Green barely manages to squeak on to the list, as his signing came in the first year of the current free agent period making him just eligible. But make no mistake about, Green’s play very much qualifies him for this list.
Perhaps one of the most underrated and underappreciated Jets of all-time, Green originally joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 1993. After spending two seasons primarily as a special teamer, the Georgia native earned the starting safety job during the 1995 season and never looked back.
Green would start all 16 games in every season for the remainder of his Jets career from 1996 all the way until his departure in 2001. For his efforts, Green would be named to the New York Jets All-Time Four Decade Team with the likes of other greats such a Joe Namath, Joe Klecko and Don Maynard.
It was an incredible honor for one of the unsung heroes of the late 1990s Jets teams. Green may have never been an All-Pro player, but he spent seven years as a starting safety for the Jets racking up over 800 tackles and 100 career starts with the team.
Not bad for an undrafted rookie out of Akron.
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