NFL The Best New York Jets of All Time  

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This is a list of the best New York Jets of all time. Originally called the Titans, the New York Jets took part in two of the AFL's biggest moments before the merger of the two leagues in 1970. First, the Jets were able to lure one of the best players in franchise history to them in 1965. Joe Namath is still considered one of the best Jets ever nearly 50 years after he took his first snaps as quarterback. Namath was part of one of the most memorable moments in Jets and NFL history when he guaranteed that the underdog Jets would defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. After the Jets victory, though considered one of the worst teams to win a Super Bowl, Namath became known as Mr Jet and is considered one of the best Jets of all time.

Despite the team's continuous run of mediocrity (with a few playoff seasons sprinkled in over the years), the Jets have had a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. Curtis Martin, Darrelle Revis, Don Maynard and Mark Gastineau are all considered some of the best Jets ever. These players are either in the Pro Football Hall of Fame or are considered some of the best players at their positions. The Jets may only have one Super Bowl in its trophy case, but the top players in the team's history won a slew of individual honors to cement their status with in the NFL community.

This list of the best New York Jets of all time includes every player in the team's history. If there is a player missing from the list, please add him. Vote or rerank the list how you think the greatest Jets in history should be ranked.
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+ - 444 81
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Curtis Martin Running back

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2
+ - 530 116
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Joe Namath Quarterback

3
+ - 379 91
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Darrelle Revis Cornerback

4
+ - 304 65
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Don Maynard Wide receiver

5
+ - 326 81
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Joe Klecko Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

6
+ - 263 74
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Mark Gastineau Defensive end, Defensive lineman

7
+ - 270 81
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Nick Mangold Center

8
+ - 199 74
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Freeman McNeil Running back

9
+ - 230 56
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Al Toon Wide receiver

10
+ - 282 83
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

11
+ - 199 55
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wesley Walker Wide receiver

12
+ - 180 54
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Matt Snell Running back

13
+ - 177 77
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Vinny Testaverde Quarterback

14
+ - 175 52
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman, Center

15
+ - 202 64
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

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16
+ - 178 58
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Emerson Boozer Running back

17
+ - 123 57
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Mo Lewis Linebacker

18
+ - 155 65
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

19
+ - 156 51
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Marty Lyons Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
+ - 136 68
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Ken O'Brien Quarterback

21
+ - 75 22
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
David Harris Linebacker

22
+ - 76 34
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

23
+ - 125 63
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
George Sauer Halfback

24
+ - 70 45
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Sheldon Richardson Defensive lineman

25
+ - 121 71
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Jonathan Vilma Linebacker

26
+ - 65 24
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Shaun Ellis Defensive end

27
+ - 51 25
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Winston Hill Tackle

28
+ - 67 21
Muhammad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Muhammad Wilkerson Defensive end, Defensive lineman

29
+ - 146 82
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Keyshawn Johnson Wide receiver

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+ - 57 24
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Calvin Pace Defensive end, Linebacker

31
+ - 47 26
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

32
+ - 91 45
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Antonio Cromartie Cornerback, Return specialist

33
+ - 125 55
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

34
+ - 115 51
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Mickey Shuler Tight end

35
+ - 55 25
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Marvin Powell Tackle, Offensive Lineman

36
+ - 39 26
Gerry Philbin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Gerry Philbin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

37
+ - 59 49
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

38
+ - 38 17
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Eric Decker Wide receiver

39
+ - 40 17
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Marvin Jones Linebacker

40
+ - 43 33
Richard Todd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Richard Todd Quarterback

41
+ - 102 58
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Leon Washington Running back, Return specialist

42
+ - 31 14
Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Dennis Byrd Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

43
+ - 52 36
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Boomer Esiason Quarterback

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44
+ - 43 15
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
LaDainian Tomlinson Running back

45
+ - 40 26
Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Victor Green Safety, Defensive back

46
+ - 30 12
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Laveranues Coles Wide receiver

47
+ - 91 64
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Thomas Jones Running back

48
+ - 40 25
Calvin Pryor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

49
+ - 86 56
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Larry Grantham Linebacker

50
+ - 24 17
Chris Ivory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Chris Ivory Running back