Sauce Gardner, Quinnen Williams, Al Woods, and John Franklin-Myers will be on the New York Jets' defense this season, and one player thinks they might make history.
Jets cornerback D.J. Reed gave his squad high expectations.
The fourth-toughest NFL schedule begins Monday night for the Jets against the Buffalo Bills.
However, Reed sees immense promise."Very confident," he said. I think we may be the NFL's finest defense.
I think we may be historical. I think we can have a historical defense like the 85-86 Bears or the 2013 Legion of Boom."
Reed will flank Gardner in the secondary. After two seasons with the Seahawks and 49ers, he joined the Jets last season.
He had a career-high 80 tackles, 12 pass defenses, and an interception in 17 games.
His teammate Gardner won Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Reed believes the Jets may become a Legion of Boom club like the Seahawks' 2010s Legion of Boom, which had Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Earl Thomas.
The New York defense improved from last in points and yards allowed to fourth last year, finishing 7-10.