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


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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.

BREAKING: WR Garrett Wilson has won NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. He’s the first player in #Jets history to win the award. pic.twitter.com/pgfY4rC6MW

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 10, 2023

Sauce Gardner won Defensive Rookie of the Year. Easy choice.

He and Garrett Wilson are only the third rookie teammates to EVER win OROY/DROY in the same year.

A #Jets draft class that will go down in history.

— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) February 10, 2023

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.


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