The thing about nicknames is that it's not who did it first, it's who did it best.
Such is the case with the "No-Fly Zone" moniker most closely associated with Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Bradley Roby, Darian Stewart, and T.J. Ward of the Denver Broncos secondary. Now, were they the first to adopt the nickname? No, probably not. But they were the first to really earn it.
Here's who definitely didn't earn it:
Look, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye look like they could both turn into really good players within the next few years, but maybe it would be best to wait until they've actually played a game together before blatantly pilfering the nickname that has become synonymous with four Pro-Bowlers and two first-Team All-Pros that erased Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton en route to a victory in Super Bowl 50.
Also, let's examine the logic behind this one. The New York Jets want the nickname "No-Fly Zone?" The Jets? Non-flight seems antithetical to their whole essence, it seems like. I don't think the metaphor landed.
The Broncos did what they had to do, and called them out on Twitter.
Come at the king, you best not miss. The Jacksonville Jaguars tried to pass off Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye as the new NFZ, and if they couldn't do it, something tells me that the Jets, who have done everything in their power to morph themselves into a Canadian Football League expansion team this offseason, aren't going to pull off that look.