Ranking all 33 foreign-born players in NY Jets history

From Vlad Ducasse to Tim Tebow (yes, really), we ranked EVERY foreign-born player to play for the Jets
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30. Arnie Simkus, DT, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Poland
  • Jets playing career: 1965

The second of two Polish-born players to appear in a game for the Jets, Arnie Simkus' stint in New York dates all the way back to 1965 during the team's AFL days.

Simkus was credited with a start in his lone game with the Jets in 1965. Stat tracking is very sparse for that era, but from the best I could tell, Simkus was a taxi squad member of the Jets who was promoted to the active roster for one game.

Much like Beach, Simkus didn't record any stats, but since he is credited with a start, he earns a slight nod. Simkus later appeared in 11 games for the Minnesota Vikings in 1967.

29. Roger Farmer, WR, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Barbados
  • Jets playing career: 1979

Roger Farmer is first player on our list to play more than one game with the Jets and the first of five Barbadian-born players in NFL history. Unfortunately, his Jets and NFL careers were rather forgettable.

Farmer played in four games with the Jets in 1979, recording zero stats in the process. Records from the time indicate he played almost exclusively on special teams, and since special-teams stats weren't properly tracked back then, it's difficult to say if he made any tackles, etc.

Farmer was promoted to the active roster in November 1979, replacing an injured Wesley Walker. A New York Times report suggests he had an "impressive" training camp before suffering a "hip pointer."

28. Steve Morley, OL, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Canada
  • Jets playing career: 2005

The first of four Canadians on this list, the Jets acquired offensive lineman Steve Morley in a trade with the Green Bay Packers prior to the start of the 2005 season.

A former undrafted free agent, Morley never appeared in a game for Green Bay but did play seven with the Jets in 2005. He did not make a start, however, and seemingly played exclusively on special teams.

Morley would later find some success in the CFL — and was actually the No. 1 pick in the 2003 CFL Draft — but as far as his Jets career is concerned, he didn't do much.