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New York Jets fans show out in virtual droves for Brandin Echols

The 2021 season may not have been a great year for those who represent the New York Jets on the field, but it has been a tremendous display of loyalty for those who attach themselves to the franchise off the field.

In their latest display of undying passion, Jets fans united to take control of the NFL’s Rookie of the Week voting for Week 15, coming together to run up the numbers in favor of cornerback Brandin Echols.

After an impressive display against the Dolphins that was highlighted by a pick-six (his first career interception), Echols asked fans to come out and vote for him on Tuesday afternoon, sharing the link to the voting page.

So far, Jets fans have overwhelmingly dominated the poll that also features five other impressive rookies. As of this writing (2:35 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 21), here is how things are looking:

  • Jets CB Brandin Echols: 86% of votes
  • Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown: 10%
  • Chiefs LB Nick Bolton: 2%
  • Texans QB Davis Mills: 1%
  • Broncos RB Javonte Williams: 1%
  • Falcons TE Kyle Pitts: 0%

Jets fans would be excused for checking out emotionally after their team’s sixth loss in seven games, but as per usual, this fanbase refuses to quit. These fans are a devoted bunch and will never stop fighting to the death defending the honor of their heroes (metaphorically, at least).

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Echols, a sixth-round pick out of Kentucky in this year’s draft, had himself a day at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins targeted him four times and he allowed only one catch for nine yards while recording a pick-six and two additional pass breakups (3 total passes defended).

Teammate Bryce Hall also recorded three passes defended in the victory. Hall and Echols became just the second pair of cornerbacks in Jets history to each record at least three passes defended in the same game, joining Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, who had three apiece in an October 2010 win over Denver.

If Echols holds onto his lead, he will become the third Jet to win Rookie of the Week this season, joining Zach Wilson (two-time winner) and Elijah Moore.

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Braden Bethwaite

I love it