Where Mets players should have ranked in a New York sports athlete poll
By John Flynn
Here is the rest of the response list of King of New York Sports athletes that don't feature Mets players:
12. Mikal Bridges, Brooklyn Nets: Credit the Nets for making the playoffs even without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and Bridges was the reason the Nets stayed afloat, but in no way should he have been ranked 3rd on GQ's list.
11. Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders: Where would the Islanders be without Ilya Sorokin. Take last night as an example, as he played his best game when his team needed him most in Carolina last night.
10. Brian Daboll (yes the head coach), New York Giants: 2022 AP NFL Coach of the Year Brian Daboll led the Giants to the Divisional Round in the NFC playoffs with a bad roster and changed the culture in the process. The future is bright with the Giants, and he doesn't have to deal with much media noise. Daboll is not an athlete, but in the NFL, coaching matters, and coaching is why the Giants overachieved.
9. Julius Randle, New York Knicks: Randle was the face of the Knicks' rebuild, and his two great seasons have resulted in the Knicks being a top-5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs twice in the last three years.
8. Daniel Jones, New York Giants: Daniel Jones was one of the best game managers in the NFL last season and protected the football, and he is the only Giants quarterback not named Eli Manning to win a road playoff game in the last 30 years.
6. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants: Saquon showed the hype as a rookie, and two years following an ACL tear, led the 4th ranked rushing offense in the NFL.
4. Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers: Shesterkin is one of the best playoff performing goaltenders ever. In fact, he has allowed no more than three goals in 19 straight playoff games dating back to last year and was the face of the Rangers' stunning trip to the Eastern Conference Final.
3. Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks: The Knicks have waited an eternity for a legit point guard, and he delivered the goods this season for the Knicks and into the playoffs.
2. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees: 62 home runs in one season and $360 million later, what else is there to say?
1. Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets: Imagine how different the Jets franchise would have been portrayed if they had sustained success at the QB position. 4-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers will demonstrate that as his arrival in New York instantly makes them Super Bowl contenders.