In this series, we’ll be highlighting a different player from the New York Jets’ storied past. Today, we take a look at cornerback Aaron Glenn.
The Jets have seen their share of talented corners over the years, but few have been as successful and taking away the football than Aaron Glenn.
The 12th overall pick in the 1994 NFL draft, Glenn was a two-time all-conference pick at Texas A&M, earning consensus All-America honors in 1993. In 2000, Glenn was inducted into the Texas A&M Sports Hall of Fame.
Once he came to New York, Glenn wasted little time making his presence felt at the pro level, jumping immediately into the starting lineup and never looking back. He would be a mainstay in the Jets secondary for the next eight seasons, missing just eight starts across that span.
Glenn was a ball-hawk for the Gang Green, picking off 24 passes over his eight seasons in New York. That mark is tied for fourth-best in franchise history, trailing only Bill Baird, Dainard Paulson and Darrelle Revis. He picked off a career-high six passes in 1998, and grabbed at least four interceptions in four of his eight seasons with the Jets.
A three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, Glenn was named to the Jets’ All-Time Four-Decade Team.
In 2003, while playing for the Houston Texans, Glenn was the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.
After spending eight years with the Jets, Glenn would still play another seven seasons elsewhere in the NFL, putting up strong numbers over a three-year stint with the Houston Texans. Glenn also spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys before ending his career with two seasons split between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints.
Glenn would return to the Jets as a scout, working for two years in the team’s front office before moving into coaching elsewhere. He currently serves as the Saints’ defensive backs coach, a position he’s held since 2016.