Best Players: Joe Namath, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, Pat Leahy, Don Maynard
Rival team: New England Patriots, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
Although the New York Jets has "New York" on their team logo, the team is actually based out of New Jersey. Harry Wismer originally founded them as the "Titans of New York," but the name changed to the New York Jets in 1963 after Sonny Werblin purchased the team and let the Jets play at Shea Stadium — now known as Metlife Stadium. The Jets won the 1969 Super Bowl against the Baltimore Colts. The Jets are credited as being one of the teams that launched the American Football League (AFL) in 1960 — the same year it was founded. Coach Weeb Ewbank holds the record for winning the most New York Jets games during his tenure. The team’s legendary quarterback Joe Namath is still considered the team’s best player. Get your New York Jets tickets for the live games at StubHub.
What was the New York Jets’ record last season?
The Jets’ record in 2019 was seven wins to nine losses and zero ties in the AFC East Division, finishing third. Their overall win record is 411 to 507 losses and eight ties.
Who are the team leaders?
Joe Namath holds the all-time passing record of the New York Jets. Curtis Martin holds the rushing leader record. All-time receiver is Don Maynard. Pat Leahy is the all-time scoring leader for the Jets, and the AV record is held by Don Maynard.
Who is the head coach for the New York Jets?
Adam Gase was very recently named the head coach of the New York Jets in January 2019. Coach Gase has been coaching for the NFL franchise for 17 seasons. Gase has been recognized for producing high performance among his players, including Matt Moore, Peyton Manning, Ryan Tannehill, Jay Cutler and Brock Osweiler with a passer rating of over a hundred. Gase coached for the Miami Dolphins for three seasons before joining the New York Jets. Coach Gase also worked with the Denver Broncos in 2013 as their offensive coordinator. Gase also worked as the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears where he improved their rushing rank. Coach Gase also has experience working with the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions. Under coach Gase’s tutelage, Manning broke NFL records with his passing and earned the Most Valuable Player honor from the NFL. The next New York Jets game you see may be a historic one with a historic player.
Where do the New York Jets play their home games?
New York Jets games are played at MetLife Stadium, which is also home to the New York Giants. MetLife Stadium can hold up to 82,500 fans at once and is considered one of the largest stadiums for the NFL. In addition to NFL games, it also hosts concerts, WrestleMania and other major events. $1.6 billion was invested into the building of this stadium. There are over 200 luxury suites with up to 24 seats in each. The club can seat over 10,000. There’s plenty of parking for those driving into see the game, as there are 28,000 spaces. Public transportation is conveniently located near the stadium. NJ Transit is connected to this location directly from Penn Station.
Who are the rivals to the New York Jets?
The biggest rival to the New York Jets is the New England Patriots, most of which has to do with the internal strife between coaches. The New York Giants is a natural rival to the Jets seeing as it’s another football team to a single state, and the two teams share their home stadium. If nothing else, the two teams sharpen each other through competition. The Miami Dolphins is a major rival to the Jets. A memorable game between the two teams dates back to 2000, but the hiring of Coach Gase also contributes to this rivalry, seeing as Gase used to work for the Dolphins. Buffalo Bills is another rival to the Jets, given that the two teams started out around the same time (1960). Buffalo Bills is also from the state of New York, making the team a natural rival to the Jets.
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