New York Jets Career Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Interception Return Yards

The following are the New York Jets career defensive leaders ranked by interception return yards. Included are player stats for the New York Jets (NFL) from 1970-2020, the New York Jets (AFL) from 1963-1969 and the New York Titans (AFL) from 1960-1962. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Erik McMillan is the New York Jets career leader in interception return yards with 608.

Players active with the New York Jets during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Interceptions
Player Gms Num Yds Avg Lg TD
1. E. McMillan 76 22 608 27.6 92t 5
2. D. Ray 72 21 581 27.7 71t 3
3. V. Green 139 24 529 22.0 87 2
4. D. Revis 108 25 463 18.5 100 3
5. B. Baird 98 34 357 10.5 54t 2
6. D. Paulson 84 29 343 11.8 47 1
7. B. Owens 97 21 313 14.9 49 2
8. L. Grantham 175 24 308 12.8 41t 1
9. A. Glenn 121 24 294 12.2 100 3
10. O. Smith 46 14 293 20.9 51t 4
11. J. Lynn 97 17 271 15.9 67 1
12. M. Coleman 91 14 259 18.5 98t 1
13. A. Cromartie 78 13 253 19.5 66 1
14. J. Hasty 111 24 251 10.5 40 1
15. M. Lewis 200 14 241 17.2 67t 4
16. A. Atkinson 120 21 224 10.7 36 0
17. R. Baker 142 19 218 11.5 67t 2
  R. Beverly 40 10 218 21.8 68t 1
19. G. Buttle 110 15 215 14.3 44t 1
20. K. Schroy 113 16 206 12.9 82t 1
  B. Washington 77 18 206 11.4 62t 2
22. S. Tannen 61 12 204 17.0 32 0
23. B. Jackson 95 21 196 9.3 77t 2
24. J. Hudson 54 14 195 13.9 45 0
  T. Law 23 10 195 19.5 74t 1
26. M. Brim 32 10 191 19.1 77t 1
27. K. Rhodes 80 15 189 12.6 50 0
28. W. Hicks 41 13 188 14.5 43 0
29. L. Riley 26 15 181 12.1 41 0
30. J. Sample 41 17 173 10.2 41t 2
31. M. Turner 54 7 170 24.3 90t 1
32. J. Holmes 76 14 158 11.3 43t 1
33. M. Maye 38 4 148 37.0 104 0
34. W. Fontes 9 4 145 36.2 83t 1
  L. Mehl 97 15 145 9.7 38 1
36. D. Lowery 43 7 128 18.3 41 2
37. D. Abraham 40 7 127 18.1 66t 1
38. D. Howell 34 8 118 14.8 41 0
39. R. Sowells 69 10 115 11.5 30t 1
40. S. Suggs 56 7 114 16.3 32t 1
41. J. Dockery 45 7 111 15.9 35 0
42. J. Adams 46 2 99 49.5 61t 1
43. O. Stoutmire 12 2 97 48.5 67t 1
44. D. Felt 28 6 95 15.8 55t 1
45. A. Beasley 31 5 93 18.6 39 0
46. A. Elam 29 1 92 92.0 92t 1
47. P. Crane 88 5 90 18.0 27 1
48. R. Donnahoo 14 5 89 17.8 39 0
49. E. Thomas 61 5 85 17.0 36t 1
50. J. Farrior 76 3 84 28.0 47 0