John Cena, a diehard Patriots fan, named Jets' honorary captain

It's not everyday that a pro wrestler gets the chance to be the New York Jets' honorary captain for a game. Even stranger, it's not everyday that a longtime New England Patriots fan gets the honor.

WWE wrestler John Cena will be the New York Jets' honorary team captain for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. (Jim R. Bounds/Associated Press)
WWE wrestler John Cena will be the New York Jets' honorary team captain for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. (Jim R. Bounds/Associated Press)

But who's to argue with WWE superstar John Cena?

The Massachusetts native and Patriots fan will be in charge of leading the J-E-T-S chant during Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. The WWE confirmed Cena's temporary captainship on Twitter, and the move comes months before the WWE's Super Bowl -- Wrestlemania -- is scheduled to take place at MetLife Stadium.

But is this just further promotion for a guy who's seen plenty of face time on Subway commercials or are the Jets looking for a little of the Patriots' success to rub off on them? After all, the Patriots are among the early Super Bowl favorites at 3-2 while the Jets are an injury-riddled 2-3.

Whatever the Jets' motivation, it'll be interesting to see how the New York faithful respond to Cena's one-day diagnosis of Gang Green -- thankfully, it's not cold enough for a New Jersey snowball storm on Sunday.