7 most beloved players in NY Jets history

In honors of Valentine's Day, here are the most beloved Jets of all-time

Wayne Chrebet
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6. Nick Mangold, C, NY Jets

It's a rarity in this sport when an offensive lineman captures the hearts and attention of an entire fan base and becomes one of the most beloved players in that franchise's history. Nick Mangold is an example of just that.

Mangold was a career Jet, playing with the team from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. He helped captain one of the best offensive lines in football during his team's AFC Championship Game appearances in 2010 and 2011.

A seven-time Pro Bowler and multi-time All-Pro, Mangold is one of the best centers of the 21st century, and his on and off-field personality helped endear him to Jets faithful.

There won't be many recent Jets players on this list, but Mangold was undoubtedly one of the most popular players of his era and is well deserving of this spot.

5. Wesley Walker, WR, NY Jets

There will never be another Wesley Walker. The Jets' second-leading receiver of all time behind only Maynard, Walker spent 13 years with the team, playing from 1977-1989.

Walker was a mainstay during the Jets in the 1980s, helping lead the team to four playoff appearances in six seasons. He may not have had the same level of sustained success that Maynard did, but Walker endeared himself to the fan base.

Legally blind in one eye, the former second-round pick was known for his downfield speed, racking up over 8,300 yards and 71 touchdowns in his NFL career.

Unlike Maynard, Walker wasn't overshadowed by a superstar quarterback, with fellow wide receiver Al Toon and running back Freeman McNeil serving as his primary competition for the spotlight. His place in Jets history is cemented.