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
Wayne Chrebet / Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News / USA
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2. Wayne Chrebet, WR, NY Jets

Wayne Chrebet isn't the best receiver in Jets history. He never made a Pro Bowl, only topped 1,000 yards once, and was hardly seen as one of the best players at his position for most of his career.

But you'd be hard-pressed to find a player who captured the admiration of Jets fans in the way Chrebet did. The undersized underdog from Garfield, NJ, Chrebet's hometown roots endeared himself to fans, much like his NFL longshot status did.

Chrebet went from an unknown undrafted rookie to an 11-year NFL career that saw him finish with over 7,300 career receiving yards. Not bad for a 5-foot-10, 185-pound slot receiver who played college ball at Hofstra.

Wayne Chrebet was one-of-a-kind. He was the type of player you just can't help but root for. When you think of "beloved" Jets players, Chrebet is often the first choice for many fans. He is an obvious top candidate for this list.

1. Joe Namath, QB, NY Jets

Who else could it be? Joe Namath is the New York Jets. He's the man who made the guarantee that brought the organization its only Super Bowl title to date. Broadway Joe lived that moniker.

He was a larger-than-life icon who cemented his place in NFL history following his team's victory in Super Bowl III. Namath is one of the biggest reasons the NFL is the way it is today.

There has never been a more beloved and revered player in Jets history. The legend of Joe Willie Namath was cemented on that fateful January night, and he remains the single most notable player in the history of the franchise.

Namath brought the Jets their only Super Bowl and forever changed the future of the sport he plays. The No. 1 spot on this list couldn't have gone to anyone else.

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