Henry Anderson‘s New York Jets career ended on Tuesday night. Jet X looks back on his finest moments in green.
Thus ends Anderson’s three-year tenure with the Jets, one that began with a 2018 trade with the Indianapolis Colts. Over 45 games in green (24 starts), Anderson tallied 102 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Jet X looks back on the finest moments of his New York days …
Anderson may be most missed on special teams, where he blocked kicks in back-to-back road games.
It began with a block of a Ryan Succop extra point during the Jets’ visit to Tennessee and he later blocked a Steven Hauschka field goal attempt the following weekend in Orchard Park, albeit one marred by a cheap shot to Hauschka after the boot.
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It’ll always be hard to overshadow J.J. Watt, but it’s particularly difficult to do so when the modern-day sack master takes down your quarterback twice.
Anderson managed to pull off the feat during the Houston Texans’ late visit, taking down Deshaun Watson three times in a Saturday afternoon thriller. He was one of only 18 players to record a three-sack game and the first Jet to do so since Muhammad Wilkerson in 2015.
Anderson would follow up his showing against Watson and the Texans with a takedown of Aaron Rodgers the following week against Green Bay, part of a career-best 7.5 sacks that season.
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Anderson joined hallowed New York ground during the Jets’ Week 11 visit to Los Angeles.
Breaking through the Chargers’ punt protection, Anderson blocked a Ty Long punt, his third blocked kick in his three New York seasons. The recovery by Quinnen Williams would later set up the opening score of the game, a La’Michael Perine touchdown that put the Jets ahead 6-0.
With that stuff that would make the Lakers and Clippers blush, Anderson became just the third player in team history with a blocked punt, field goal, and extra point, joining Donald Dykes and Joe Klecko.
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