Patriots fan John Cena named Jets honorary captain

Published On October 14, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

The New York Jets aren’t off to the best start. They’re 2-3 and most talked about for their quarterback drama between Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, so it didn’t really come at a surprise that they had festivities planned for their game against the Colts Sunday.

The team invited WWE star John Cena to be an honorary captain and lead the “J-E-T-S” chant at MetLife Stadium, according to Yardbarker. Funny thing is, Cena is a Massachusetts native and known Patriots fan.

The WWE even confirmed Cena’s captainship on Twitter. It might seem like a weird move, but the WWE is holding Wrestlemania at MetLife Stadium in April, so there’s already a connection between the two organizations. Perhaps the Jets just wanted some Patriots luck to rub off on them.

Either way, the diehard Patriots fan will always be linked with the Jets as an honorary captain. Rex Ryan decided at the end of the 2011 season his players would no longer serve as captains. The title was once help by Santonio Holmes and Sanchez, but after the team missed the playoffs both were stripped of their titles.




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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.