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Jets Double dip With Sauce and Wilson; Duo Named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year

The NFL honors ceremony has turned out to be a historic evening for the New York Jets and their fans as two of the team’s rookies, Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson, each took home rookie of the year honors.

It’s just the third time in NFL history that a team has had two of it’s own players win the award.  According to Zach Rosenblatt of the New York Daily News, Gardner got 46 first-place votes.  Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen got one.

Wilson set the team record for receiving yards by a rookie with 1,103 yards despite playing with a carousel of mostly poor quarterbacks.

Meanwhile, Gardner racked up a whopping twenty passes defensed while surrendering only one, albeit questionable, touchdown reception.

The Jets and GM Joe Douglas hoped he’d landed a pair of foundational players in the first round of this year’s draft and it appears he did just that.


This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.

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