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The New York Jets all-time “short stint” team part two focuses on the defense and special teams. We hardly knew you.

Robby Sabo

One day after the New York Jets all-time “short stint” offense was unveiled, it’s time to get to the defense and special teams.

Let’s be honest: we hardly knew some of these guys. Although two or three tremendous seasons could make for a great NFL career, a couple of campaigns are never enough to fully entrench oneself into the fabric of an organization’s history.

Yet, in the game of football, these sorts of careers happen all the time. The following are the short-stint players (four seasons or fewer with the team) that comprise the defense and special teams.

DT: Damon Harrison (2012-2015)

Damon Harrison was one of the beastlier Jets players of all-time. It hurt when Mike Maccagnan couldn’t retain him following the 2015 season. It hurt Jets fans that much more when he skipped on over to the New York Giants.

There’s no question his four-year stint qualifies as one of the best short-stinters of all-time.

DT: Sheldon Richardson (2013-2016)

The second spot came down to two guys: Sheldon Richardson or Kris Jenkins. Apologies to the really big fella who made the Pro Bowl 2008; Richardson was entirely more consistent.

Jenkins could muster up just 23 total games over three seasons while Richardson made a Pro Bowl and even tried to provide versatility for the edge-hungry Jets.

EDGE: Hugh Douglas (1995-1997)

Wayne Chrebet was an obvious positive story that came from the Rich Kotite days. Another who’s oftentimes forgotten about due to the fact he bolted for Philadelphia after 1997 is Hugh Douglas.

Douglas racked up 22 sacks in his 40 games for the Jets.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]
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