Jets-Phins: Best Combined 53-Man Roster


Ok, just to have a little fun (feels like forever until training camp) I made my best 53-man roster using players from the NY Jets and the Miami Dolphins current rosters.

I assigned 24 roster spots for offense, 26 for defense and 3 for special teams. Overall Miami claimed 24 spots and New York claimed 29. New York also had more starters with 14 compared with 11 for Miami.

Some might prefer choosing more or less depth at certain positions, but this is a pretty standard roster, so it is what it is.

Miami got the benefit of the doubt in a number of cases where experience and/or uncertainty were factors, like at the QB & RB positions and special teams.

Also, in choosing a roster, versatility can be a greater asset than being very good at one position. For example, I like Jake Long starting at LT, but then what about D'Brickashaw Ferguson? It seems a little extravagant to have a second elite tackle on the roster. On the other hand he's too good to leave off. So again it is what it is.

It was fun to compile this roster and I think both teams are talented and could have good seasons. Hopefully, the Jets and Phins will have a couple of great games this season.

Enjoy the post. I'm sure someone out there will disagree with my roster, but probably not too many :).

The Jets-Phins 53-man roster after the jump...

The Jets-Phins 53-man roster broken down by offense, defense and special teams:

Offense - 24/53 Players --- Phins: 5 starters, 11 players overall --- Jets: 6 starters, 13 players overall
Pos Starter 2nd 3rd 4th
QB Chad Henne Mark Sanchez Chad Pennington  
RB Ronnie Brown Shonn Greene Ricky Williams  
FB Tony Richardson Lousaka Polite    
WR Brandon Marshall Santonio Holmes Brian Hartline  
TE Dustin Keller Anthony Fasano    
LT Jake Long D'Brickashaw Ferguson    
LG John Jerry Robert Turner    
C Nick Mangold Jake Grove    
RG Brandon Moore      
RT Damien Woody      
WR Braylon Edwards Jerricho Cotchery Brad Smith  


Defense - 26/53 Players --- Phins: 3 starters, 10 players overall --- Jets: 8 starters, 16 players overall
Pos Starter 2nd 3rd 4th
LDE Shawn Ellis Kendall Langford    
NT Kris Jenkins Sione Pouha    
RDE Randy Starks Jared Odrick Mike DeVito  
LOLB Bryan Thomas Charlie Anderson Jason Taylor  
LILB Karlos Dansby Bart Scott    
RILB David Harris Channing Crowder    
ROLB Calvin Pace Cameron Wake    
CB Darrelle Revis Vontae Davis Dwight Lowery  
SS Yeremiah Bell Jim Leonhard    
FS Brodney Pool Eric Smith    
CB Antonio Cromartie Sean Smith Kyle Wilson  


Special Teams - 3/53 Players --- Phins: 3 starters, 3 players overall --- Jets: 0 starters, 0 players overall
Pos Starter 2nd 3rd 4th
PK Dan Carpenter      
P Brandon Fields      
LS John Denney      

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