The New York Jets announced its 2019 season captains. Here are all the details & why green and white fans have nothing to complain about with these choices.
Every regime has its own way of running things.
We’ve seen in the past the New York Jets do weekly captains and we’ve seen them do seasonal captains.
On Wednesday morning, the team released its captains for the 2019 season and there should be no arguments among the fan-base:
- Sam Darnold, quarterback
- While most quarterbacks are automatically slapped in a leadership role based on their position, this is important for Sam. He no longer has his veteran mentor Josh McCown in the quarterback room and now entering his second-year he’s seizing a leadership role with this team.
Jets’ OT Kelvin Beachum named Week 6 NFLPA Community MVP for leading World Food Day Match Challenge that generated $71,590 for five food banks to combat domestic food insecurity. Beachum personally donated $46,000 for 337,892 meals to those in need. pic.twitter.com/lpSu8MaTbU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2018
- Kelvin Beachum, left tackle
- One of the most underrated players on the team is Kelvin Beachum. While he’s no D’Brickashaw Ferguson, he’s been steady and reliable, you can’t ask for much more than that. Also beyond what he’s done for the Jets on the football field, Beachum has been a model citizen off of it helping in his community.
- Jamal Adams, safety
- Usually, the face of the franchise is the quarterback and Sam Darnold is becoming that, but right now that face is Jamal Adams. He’s been the heartbeat of the green and white since being taken out of Baton Rouge a few years ago. If there was a leader among the captains, Jamal is your alpha.
- CJ Mosley, linebacker
- Mosley is the only ‘first-year’ Jets player to crack the 2019 captains list. It certainly speaks to one of the main reason the green and white invested $85 million into him. Not only does he bring needed leadership and stability to the defense, but he also brings a resume (four-time Pro Bowl selection).
- Steve McLendon, defensive lineman
- McLendon is listed as the starter on the two-deep that was released by the team earlier this week, but he’s really going to be transitioning into a senior adviser role. That’s because the Jets used the third overall pick on Quinnen Williams out of Alabama. McLendon will still get playing time in the rotation, but he’s holding the fort for Quinnen. His leadership on and off the field will be invaluable to this Jets team in 2019, especially in the locker room.
- Rontez Miles, safety
- The last captain on this list isn’t a starter, Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams hold down the safety roles. But Miles has been on the team for the last four years (even longer when you consider training camp appearances) and he’s heading into his fifth consecutive season with the squad. Miles is a special teams ace, can help in a pinch on the backend, and really is a gel piece for the locker room as well.
The squad ended up going with six captains on the season (two offense, four defense) voted on by the team. Speaking of the team, they’ll kick off their 2019 season this Sunday vs the Buffalo Bills at 1:00 p.m at MetLife Stadium.