Saturday night’s meaningless game between the Jets and Jaguars included a fairly meaningful announcement.
The Jets will induct defensive tackle Marty Lyons into the team’s Ring of Honor during halftime of the October 13 game against the Steelers.
Lyons, a first-round pick in 1979, played 11 seasons with the Jets. A founding member of the New York Sack Exchange, he racked up 29 of them after 1982, the year the sack became an official statistic.
The Jets’ Ring of Honor, launched in 2010, already includes Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Joe Namath, Larry Grantham, Freeman McNeil, Gerry Philbin, Al Toon, Mark Gastineau, and Wesley Walker.
Lyons, who became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011, currently serves as an analyst on the team’s radio broadcasts.