TJB Hall of Fame – The Class of 2012

Another year, another great collection of tribute articles recognizing great Jets and fan favorites and enabling us to go back and re-live some great moments of the past. We are proud to present your TJB Hall of Fame Class of 2012:

Sonny Werblin
– by Bent
George Sauer
– by Daniel Marcus
Kyle Clifton
– by Angel Navedo
Dave Herman
– by Jake Steinberg
Joe Fields
– by Brian Bassett

Judging by the debates in the comments sections, there are still plenty of worthy candidates that many of you would like to see selected for a tribute in future. Feel free to discuss these in the comments here or share any final memories you have of the members of this year’s class.

In consideration of who may have been overlooked this year – and don’t blame us, because we took on board your comments and the poll results in this year’s selection! – let’s close with a look at who some other sources have ranked as top Jets:

Pro Football Reference: Top five Jets not yet in the TJB Hall of Fame by AV – Randy Rasmussen, Shaun Ellis (Note: Was not eligible this year), Dan Alexander, Ralph Baker, Jerome Barkum

By official NFL stats: All-Pros not in the TJB Hall of Fame (not including active players) – Bob Mischak (2), Bill Mathis, Pat Leahy, Tom Tupa, Art Powell. Multiple time Pro Bowlers not in the TJB Hall of Fame – Verlon Biggs, Rich Caster (3 each), Mischak, Mathis, O’Brien, Keyshawn Johnson, Erik McMillan, Jim Turner, Alan Faneca, Sherman Plunkett, Dainard Paulson (2 each)

Jets Ring of Honor: Members not yet in the TJB Hall of Fame – None

Jets “Four Decade Team“: Members not yet in the TJB Hall of Fame (not including active players) – Rasmussen, Jason Fabini, Jim Sweeney, Greg Buttle, James Hasty, Victor Green, Bill Baird, Bruce Harper, Pat Leahy, Chuck Ramsey.

Certainly some food for thought there and plenty of worthy candidates for discussion next year, although this doesn’t necessarily comprise an exhaustive list of potential inductees.