The Boston Celtics in the 1950s-1960s. The Alabama Crimson Tide football team in the 2010s. The NY Jets Rookie of the Week dominance in 2022. Those are just some of the greatest dynasties in sports history.
They added to their growing collection of Rookie of the Week titles in Week 9 when cornerback Sauce Gardner was awarded the honor following his standout performance against the Buffalo Bills.
Gardner finished with a team-leading seven tackles, had a crucial interception, and broke up a pass intended for Gabe Davis to seal the game at the end of the fourth quarter. He was arguably the most dominant player on the field.
This marks the third time in nine weeks that Gardner has been named Rookie of the Week, but he isn't the only Jets rookie to receive recognition this season. Far from it.
Sauce Gardner and the NY Jets' rookies continue to reign supreme
Gardner's victory means that the Jets have now won a whopping six Rookie of the Week titles in a row and seven total over the first nine weeks of the season. The only two times a Jets player hasn't won the award, the team wasn't represented on the ballot.
If a Jets rookie makes the Rookie of the Week ballot, Jets fans are going to make sure they win.
Wide receiver Garrett Wilson won the award in Week 2 and Week 8 while running back Breece Hall was named Rookie of the Week in Weeks 4 and 6. These aren't hollow votes either — this Jets draft class has been that good.
Gardner ranks among the league leaders in nearly every cornerback statistic and is almost inarguably a top-five cornerback in the NFL just nine games into his career. Hall ranked top-10 in the league in scrimmage yards before his injury while Wilson is the Jets' leading receiver and likely their best offensive player at the moment.
This Jets' draft class has the potential to be generational, and that's not even including the likes of Jermaine Johnson, Max Mitchell, and Micheal Clemons who have each contributed in their own right this season.
The only thing that can stop the Jets' Rookie of the Week reign of terror is the bye week. But rest assured, come Week 11, the Jets will look to continue their run of dominance.
This is a dynasty — and dynasties are built to last.