The New York Jets last won a Super Bowl prior to Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, nearly 53 years ago. Yet, the NFL franchise still honors players that prospered during the 5 plus decades of Gang Green championship futility. The trio being honored during the 2022 season did their very best to bring the Jets faithful a Lombardi Trophy and came sort of close twice.
As we reported last week, 4th grader Lazar LaPenna, of Long Beach, New York, suffered a fatal seizure after hitting a baseball and running to first base. There was no injury caused by a baseball. Lazar suffered from epilepsy for several years and was on medication for seizures. LaPenna loved baseball and the Mets. His dad was his coach. The baseball world and others took notice of this awful tragedy and even took to Twitter to recruit everyone to pay tribute to the little boy from Long Island.
Fans of NFL gossip and rumors love mid-April. The Draft is next Thursday and the New York Jets, with 2 picks in the top 10 in 2022, are in the midst of many of those whispers. Wednesday afternoon, within a few hours of each other, ESPN reported that San Francisco 49ers All Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel and Arizona Cardinals All Pro quarterback Kyler Murray were both tied to the New York Jets.
New York Jets fans can only laugh when these circumstances happen. We'll get to that in a moment. On Wednesday evening, the bizarre off-season of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued. This time it wasn't Tom Brady in the news.