Ranking the top 10 cornerbacks in NY Jets history

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10. Ty Law, CB, NY Jets

Ty Law, primarily known for his time with the New England Patriots, also made a significant impact during his brief stints with the Jets in 2005 and 2008. Law's experience, instincts, and ball-hawking skills added a veteran presence to the Jets' defense. He recorded interceptions and provided leadership to a young secondary.

Law had already put together a Hall of Fame-worthy resume by the time he signed with the Jets in 2005. Through 10 NFL seasons with the Patriots, Law tallied 36 interceptions, made four Pro Bowls, made two All-Pro teams, and won three Super Bowls. He also finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 1998.

When Law got to the Jets in 2005, he put together one of the great seasons for a cornerback in team history. Law intercepted a career-high 10 passes, returning one of them for a touchdown, and defended 18 passes. He also recovered a fumble that year and made the Pro Bowl at age 31.

Law came back to the Jets in 2008 but was forced to switch positions as Revis was in the prime of his career locking down the left side. He struggled to find his footing on the right side, only playing seven games that year. Nonetheless, his work in 2005 merits a spot on the top 10 list.

9. Steve Tannen, CB, NY Jets

Tannen was a former first-round draft pick from the 1970s who played his entire five-year career with the Jets. He was a two-sport athlete, playing football and competing in track and field.

Tannen played five seasons with the Jets from 1970 to 1974. He had an injury-prone career in his first two seasons, limiting his long-term effectiveness. He did play in 61 games, all with the Jets, but only started 37 of those games due to injuries.

His most memorable season came in 1972 when he managed to tally seven interceptions in just 10 starts. He did play all 14 games in his rookie season of 1970, picking off two passes and recovering a fumble.

For his career, Tannen intercepted a total of 12 passes and recovered two fumbles. When he played, he was a difference-maker, shutting down opponent receivers week in and week out, with a knack for finding the football.

However, because of injuries, he was forced to retire at age 26 after playing only five NFL seasons. Had he played longer, he would have found himself higher up this list.