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The Best New York Jets Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated December 13, 2019 12.3k votes 1.4k voters 34.4k views46 items

Big fan of New York football? Then check out this list of New York Jets quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout New York Jets history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must-- and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Featuring 2018-2019 New York Jets and some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Jets QBs include Joe Namath, Vinny Testaverde, Chad Pennington, and Ken O'Brien, among many other football greats.

Who are the best quarterbacks in New York Jets history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of New York Jets quarterback.

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  • Joe Namath1

    Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

    Joseph William Namath (; born May 31, 1943), nicknamed Broadway Joe, is an American former...  more

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  • Vinny Testaverde2

    Seasons: 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

    Vincent Frank Testaverde Sr. (; born November 13, 1963) is an American former football...  more

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  • Chad Pennington3
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    Chad Pennington

    Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

    James Chadwick Pennington (born June 26, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Ken O'Brien4

    Seasons:  1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

    Kenneth John O'Brien, Jr. (born November 27, 1960) is a former American football quarterback...  more

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  • Sam Darnold5
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    Sam Darnold

    Seasons 2018

  • Mark Sanchez6

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football quarterback....  more

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  • Richard Todd7

    Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

    Richard Todd (born November 19, 1953) is a former professional American football quarterback...  more
  • Boomer Esiason8

    Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

    Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (; born April 17, 1961) is an American retired football...  more

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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick9

    Seasons: 2016, 2015

    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football...  more

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  • Brett Favre10

    Seasons: 2008

    Brett Lorenzo Favre ( (listen); FARV; born October 10, 1969) is a former American football...  more

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  • Pat Ryan11
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    Pat Ryan

    Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

    Patrick Lee Ryan (born September 16, 1955) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Josh McCown12

    Seasons: 2017

    Joshua Treadwell McCown (born July 4, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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  • Ray Lucas13
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    Seasons: 1999

    Ray Lucas (born August 6, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the National...  more
  • Michael Vick14

    Seasons: 2014

    Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played...  more

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  • Neil O'Donnell15
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    Neil O'Donnell

    Seasons: 1997, 1996

    Neil Kennedy O'Donnell (born July 3, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Tim Tebow16

    Seasons: 2012

    Timothy Richard Tebow (; born August 14, 1987) is an American professional baseball player,...  more

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  • Al Woodall17
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    Al Woodall

    Seasons: 1973, 1971, 1970

    Frank Alley Woodall (born December 7, 1945) is a retired American football player. Woodall...  more
  • Matt Robinson18
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    Matt Robinson

    Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

    Matthew Gillette Robinson (born June 28, 1955) is a former professional American football...  more
  • Frank Reich19

    Seasons: 1996

    Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and...  more

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  • Glenn Foley20

    Seasons:1998, 1997, 1996

    Glenn Foley (born October 10, 1970) is a former American football quarterback. He played...  more
  • Al Dorow21

    Seasons: 1961, 1960

    Albert Richard Dorow (November 15, 1929 – December 7, 2009) was an American gridiron football...  more

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  • Geno Smith22

    Seasons: 2016, 2014, 2013

    Eugene Cyril "Geno" Smith III (born October 10, 1990) is an American football player. He is...  more
  • Kellen Clemens23

    Seasons: 2009, 2007

    Kellen Vincent Clemens (born June 6, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who spent...  more
  • Bryce Petty24

    Seasons: 2017

    Bryce William Petty is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National...  more
  • Quincy Carter25

    Seasons: 2004

    Quincy Carter (born October 13, 1977) is a former American football quarterback in the...  more

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