The New York Jets have been a perpetual disappointment for decades and have failed to reach the NFL playoffs since the 2010 season.
However, they may be on the verge of a major accomplishment, and it has nothing to do with what they may do on the field this coming season with future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.
Rather, they have been nominated for an ESPY award in the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year category, according to Rich Cimini.
#Jets are nominated for an ESPY in the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year category, which honors team that impacts its community. In '11, Jets helped launch girls flag-football league in NYC + it has grown exponentially. Colts, Spurs + C Sun also nominated. @ESPYS air on 7/12.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 27, 2023
The nomination is for starting a girls flag-football league in New York City and growing it by leaps and bounds across the area ever since.
With all the attention focused on the misdeeds of NFL players on and off the field, especially those that result in criminal charges, it’s easy to forget how community-oriented and family-oriented many NFL players are.
It has been a long time since New York has been a legitimate Super Bowl contender, and they haven’t won a world championship since the 1968 season when Joe Namath guaranteed a win in the big game over the Baltimore Colts, then made it happen.
Other than Rodgers, the Jets will have reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson at wide receiver, as well as Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, both of whom caught passes from Rodgers over the last couple of seasons on the Green Bay Packers.
On the defensive side of the football, New York has All-Pro defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and cornerback Sauce Gardner, 2022’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, looking to stuff opponents.NEXT: NFL Insider Believes The Jets Won't Be The Highest Bidder For Dalvin Cook