Posted February 01, 2014 on AP on Fox
New York Jets tackle Sheldon Richardson has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Richardson, the 13th overall pick in April's draft on a selection acquired when New York traded star cornerback Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay, won a close race over Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso. Richardson received 23 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Alonso, a second-round choice (46th overall), got 19 in balloting announced Saturday night. Often double-teamed as the season wore on, Richardson made 42 tackles and had 3 1/2 sacks. He clogged the running lanes so effectively that the Jets ranked third against the run this season. He is the fourth Jet to win the award, joining Jonathan Vilma, Hugh Douglas and Erik McMillan. --- AP NFL website:

Former Jets players say team needs to cut ties with Mark Sanchez

With all signs pointing to the Jets releasing Mark Sanchez this offseason, ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini decided to gauge the pulse of former teammates (and a few others) to see if it's the right move. Survey says ... duh. "Nothing against Mark, but his time in New York is over," said Tony Richardson, who played with Sanchez in 2009 and 2010. "For Mark and the...

Richardson wins DROY

NEW YORK, NY - After being snubbed for the Pro Bowl this past week, Jets DE Sheldon Richardson got a little bit of redemption today by winning the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The award was announced as part of the  NFL Honors Awards Show that takes place tonight in Manhattan.Voted on by select Associated Press writers, Richardson beat out Bills rookie LB Kiko Alonzo...

Rex Ryan: Richard Sherman can't compare to Darrelle Revis overall

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan thinks Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a long way to go before he can start comparing himself to former Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Reporters of course asked Ryan about Sherman while he was handing out ice cream to fans from a New Era-branded ice cream truck on the corner of 39th and Broadway. Would he rather have Revis or Sherman...

Sheldon Richardson wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson boasted late in the season that he is "most definitely" the choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was right. Richardson was announced as the top defensive rookie at Saturday's "NFL Honors" awards show. It's rare for a defensive lineman to take home the award because the...

Jets' Smith: 'Rex knows how to push my buttons'

Geno Smith is unfazed by the New York Jets not committing to him as their starting quarterback for next season, adding that Rex Ryan ''knows how to push my buttons.'' Smith's up-and-down rookie season ended with four solid games as the Jets finished 8-8, but missed the playoffs. Both Ryan and general manager John Idzik have said that while Smith improved, they...

The 10 Biggest Personalities in Super Bowl History

Super Bowl XLVIII will feature plenty of big names.  Some of them happen to have big personalities.  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker should come to mind.  But who are the biggest personalities in Super Bowl history?  Find out below… 10. Hank Stram Famous for devising the “two tight end offense” and “stack defense...

Jets' Mark Sanchez undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

If injuring his shoulder during the preseason with subsequent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum and the possibility that the only team he has ever played for in the NFL releasing him was not bad enough, New York Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez also had to contend with rehabbing his injured knee.Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Sanchez underwent...

Geno Smith confident he will be starter next year

Confidence in the NFL is a good thing. So when New York Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith says “regardless of anything,” he will be the starter next year, it isn’t anything shocking. Newsday’s Kimberly Martin has the quote from Smith: “Regardless of anything, as long as there’s a season next year, I’ll be starting,’ That comment contrasts yesterday’s comments from...

Geno Smith not bothered by not being named Jets starting QB

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has yet to be named the team’s starter for 2014, which has led to some speculation about whether or not the job is his to lose entering the offseason. The Jets are expected to add another quarterback during the offseason to compete with Smith and back up Matt Simms, but Smith appears to be unfazed but the non-commitment from Jets head coach...

Jets to Geno Smith: “Act Like a Jet”

PHOTO COURTESY: WILLIAM PERLMAN/THE STAR LEDGER The Jets have a simple message for quarterback Geno Smith and the rest of their team:  Don’t embarrass the organization. According to, GM John Idzik and Head Coach Rex Ryan have told Smith to “act like a Jet.”  What does that mean exactly?  Idzik wants his players to exemplify themselves in a positive light both on...

New York Jets GM John Idzik warns QB Geno Smith to stay out of trouble

New York Jets general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan have had a few chats with Jets quarterback Geno Smith about managing his celebrity and staying out of trouble. “No, I don’t view any free passes,” Idzik told reporters via ESPN. “We hold our players to a high standard — on the field and off the field. That’s part of acting like a Jet. It’s not only playing...

Nick Mangold wants to know who is using his locker on Sunday

New York Jets center Nick Mangold just wants to know who is using his locker on Sunday as Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in the Jets stadium (Credit: On Sunday, the Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets for Super Bowl XLVIII. During their stay at MetLife Stadium, the Broncos and Seahawks...

Tim Tebow mocks himself in T-Mobile commercial for not having an NFL contract

I guess this is one way to look at things for Tim Tebow. h/t SI Extra Mustard Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Tim Tebow mocks himself in T-Mobile commercial for not having an NFL contract appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Ryan: It's 'bummer' Jets aren't in Super Bowl

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan shared his thoughts on the Super Bowl while manning an ice cream truck in New York City.

Namath wouldn't want his kids to play football

Joe Namath understands why more parents these days are reluctant to let their children play football. ''I can't blame them. I can't blame them,'' Namath told The Associated on Saturday from the red carpet of the 3rd Annual NFL Honors in New York, where he introduced the Class of 2014 for the National Football Hall of Fame. ''If it was my boy or my...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.