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Est. 1960

New York
Jets

Joe Namath - QB - 27,057 Passing Yards

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The New York Jets are one of two teams — the New Orleans Saints are the other — to win their first and only Super Bowl appearance.

Team History

  • The Jets were founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York and joined the AFL. In 1963, the franchise was sold and renamed the Jets.  
  • In 1968, the Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time and played in the first AFL-NFL championship game officially called the Super Bowl. Under quarterback Joe Namath, the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. 
  • In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Jets found success by making their return to the playoffs. In 1982, they made it to the AFC Championship game, but lost to the Miami Dolphins, 14-0.  
  • The Jets enjoyed success in the early 2000s, making the playoffs six times. Their last playoff appearance was in 2010 when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game, 24-19. 

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 62 (1960-2021) 
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Weeb Ewbank (71-77-6) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 1 
  • Record going into 2021 season: (W-L-T) 410-514-8  
  • Playoff Record: 12-13 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Curtis Martin, 10,302 (1998-2005) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Joe Namath, 27,057 (1965-76) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Don Maynard, 627 (1960-72) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Mark Gastineau, 74 (1979-88)  
  • Most Career Interceptions: Bill Baird, 34 (1963-69) 
  • Most Career Points: Pat Leahy, 1,470 (1974-91)  
  • Current Team Owners: Woody Johnson and Christopher Johnson    

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