From their beginning as the Titans to the halcyon days of Super Bowl III to the good-but-not-quite-good-enough teams of the 1980s and '90s, to the hopeful era ushered in by Rex Ryan, there have been plenty of stars players and coaches along the way. Newsday's Bob Glauber ranks the 10 greatest Jets of all-time.

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Center, 1998-05
His arrival as a free agent from Seattle, coupled with Curtis Martin's signing, gave the Jets a major building block along the offensive line. And Mawae's staying power was remarkable. A terrific pass blocker and exceptional run blocker, Mawae was voted to the Pro Bowl every year from 1999-04. He was a first-team All Pro from 1999-01.

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Running back, 1998-05
Bill Parcells signed Martin as a restricted free agent from the Patriots, and it turned out to be one of the biggest acquisitions in franchise history. Martin led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in his first season, and rushed for more than 1,000 yards every year until knee problems forced his retirement in 2005. With 14,101 career yards, Martin is a certain Hall of Famer.

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