Three former New York Jets will vie for a Super Bowl win on Sunday. Center Jonathan Goodwin starts for the San Francisco 49ers while James Ihedigbo is a backup safety on the Baltimore Ravens. Emanuel Cook also played for the Jets but he’s currently on injured reserve for the Ravens.
Goodwin was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft from the University of Michigan. He played for the team from 2002 through 2005. He was a backup lineman who played in 59 games with the team. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2009. This is his second season in San Francisco.
Ihedigbo continues to play deep into the postseason. He was signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent from the University of Massachusetts in 2007. He played with the team from 2008 through 2010 as a backup safety and key special teams player. He is in his second consecutive Super Bowl after losing one last year as a member of the New England Patriots. He’s played in four consecutive AFC Championship games. This is his first season in Baltimore. He will be a free agent after the season.
Cook was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in 2009 out of South Carolina and played in four games with the team in 2010 and eight games in 2011 before being released. He was one of the better special teams players for the Jets. After being released midway through 2011 he played in five games for the Ravens.
The 49ers have the better team but the Ravens are playing better at the moment. I think Ihedigbo finally gets the big win this postseason and gets his Super Bowl win.