5 best players to spend only one season with the NY Jets

The Jets have had some legends that we all know and love, but it's easy to forget the ones who came and went after just one season.
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The NY Jets have certainly had their share of big names throughout 64 years of existence. Just to rattle off a few — Joe Namath, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Joe Klecko, Darrelle Revis. The forgotten ones, however, are the ones that were here for just a single campaign.

We did our best to rank the five greatest players ever to don the green and white for only one year. Some of these guys made a major impact the season they came to town, while others had close to no impact.

This list is not based on their impact while with the Jets. Instead, it's based on who they were as players throughout their careers, regardless of their Jets career.

5. Plaxico Burress, WR, NY Jets

Plaxico Burress was an interesting signing, to say the least. Being that he was a former New York Giants player, Jets fans were definitely happy to take their in-house rival's former hero. His impact had mixed results.

After his infamous mishap in a Manhattan nightclub, Burress was out of football for two full seasons. He served a lengthy jail sentence and his football future was in jeopardy.

But in 2011 he returned to the NFL, signing with the Jets. Coming off a second consecutive playoff run, the Jets were looking to find pieces that could finally put them over the edge.

Though it was unclear what Burress had left in the tank after missing two consecutive seasons, the hope from the Jets was that his size would allow him to be a red-zone threat at the very least.

The hope from Burress was that young promising quarterback Mark Sanchez and the talented Jets roster would help reinvigorate his career. The result was an average season all around.

Burress played in all 16 games, starting in 13 of them. He finished with 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. The Jets would finish 8-8, second in the AFC, and miss the playoffs.