The New York Sack Exchange

Despite not reaching a Super Bowl in the 1980’s, the Jets built one of the most fearsome defensive fronts in the NFL through some very shrewd drafting. Abdul Salaam, Marty Lyons, Joe Klecko, and Mark Gastineau led a Jets franchise, that did not make a single postseason appearance in the 1970’s, back into national prominence. Klecko’s number 73 is one of only 5 numbers retired by the team. While the peak of Gastineau’s career was far too short, he does hold the record for the most sacks over a two year period (41 between 1983 and 1984) and held the record for most in one season (22) until 2001.

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