New York Jets’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The New York Jets have been a pro football franchise since 1960, when they began play as the New York Titans of the AFL, and they became the Jets in 1963, merging into the NFL in 1963. The Jets have been to the Super Bowl only once, after the 1968 season, and won that time against the heavily favored Colts. Here is a short list of the Jets’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Don Maynard (88)—Don Maynard played for the Jets most of his career, from 1960 to 1972, and he ranks first in team history with 88 touchdown receptions. Maynard had his best overall season in 1965, one of three in which he made the Pro Bowl. That year, he caught 68 passes for 1218 yards and a career high 14 touchdown receptions, which led the AFL that year.
Wesley Walker (71)—Wesley Walker played his entire career for the Jets, from 1977 to 1989, and he ranks second in franchise history with 71 TD catches. Walker led the NFL with 1169 receiving yards in 1978, but his best overall season was arguably 1986, when he caught 49 passes for 1016 yards and a career best 12 touchdown receptions.
Wayne Chrebet (41)—Wayne Chrebet played for the Jets his entire career, from 1995 to 2005, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 41 touchdown receptions. Chrebet had a career best 9 TD catches in 2002, but his best overall season was probably 1998. That year, Chrebet caught 75 passes for a career high 1083 yards, with 8 TD catches.
Jerome Barkum (40)—Jerome Barkum played for the Jets for his whole career, from 1972 to 1983, and he ranks fourth in Jets’ history with 40 touchdown catches. Barkum caught a career high 7 TDs in 1981, but his best overall season was probably 1973. That year, Barkum had 6 TDs, but career best numbers in catches (44) and receiving yards (810).
Laveranues Coles (37)—Laveranues Coles had two stints with the Jets—from 2000 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2008. Coles ranks fifth in franchise history with 37 touchdown receptions, and caught a career high 7 TDs twice—in 2001 and 2008. But Coles’ best season was arguably 2002. That year, he caught 89 passes for a career high 1264 yards, and 5 touchdowns.
Mickey Shuler (37)—Tight end Mickey Shuler played for the Jets from 1977 to 1989, and he ranks tied for fifth in team history with 37 touchdown catches. Shuler had his best season in 1985, when he had career best numbers in receptions (76), receiving yards (879), and touchdown catches (7).