This unit of the team thrived on the field with free agents and former quarterbacks.
#46 - Bill Baird
He played in the Jets' first game in 1963, and though denigrated as too small, he was still a key man in the secondary at Super Bowl III.
#48 - Cornell Gordon
The one Jets’ defensive back capable of playing both corner and both safety positions, this utility man did just that throughout 1968-69 season.
#22 - Jim Hudson
The Jets’ All-Pro safety held the Colts’ superstar Tight End John Mackey to 3 inconsequential catches in Super Bowl III.
#24 - Johnny Sample
One of the first DBs to trash-talk the receivers lined up against him, he was burned repeatedly by the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship Game. He closed his career by completely controlling the Baltimore Colts’ Willie
#42 - Randy Beverly
Considered by some as the "weak link" in the Jets' secondary, he became one of the unsung heroes of Super Bowl III with two interceptions.