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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1
765 187
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

2
656 153
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

3
590 143
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback

4
423 97
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

5
447 121
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

6
396 111
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Center

7
386 114
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
313 86
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

9
375 111
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

10
262 112
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

11
275 80
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

12
264 68
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

13
243 111
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

14
235 81
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

15
276 87
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

16
228 81
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

17
178 76
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

18
229 94
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Quarterback

19
211 70
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
186 104
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

21
128 35
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

22
102 40
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

23
185 69
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Outside Linebacker

24
150 86
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Halfback

25
160 99
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

26
204 112
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

27
80 43
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle

28
76 23
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

29
73 24
Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

30
87 34
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

31
139 65
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Cornerback, Return specialist

32
104 34
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

33
76 41
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

34
154 65
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Tight end

35
66 36
Gerry Philbin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

36
88 44
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

37
114 86
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

38
96 84
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
coolmiles added Defensive lineman

39
145 72
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

40
65 24
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

41
104 56
Muhammad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

42
91 55
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

43
68 47
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slaft added Quarterback

44
90 73
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Wide receiver

45
68 40
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

46
64 39
Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

47
126 77
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

48
56 22
Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

49
114 67
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

50
52 36
Chris Ivory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back