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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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466 89
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
554 123
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Joe Namath Quarterback

3
398 94
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Darrelle Revis Cornerback

4
337 86
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Joe Klecko Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

5
318 71
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Don Maynard Wide receiver

6
281 77
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
283 84
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Nick Mangold Center

8
238 59
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Al Toon Wide receiver

9
206 77
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Freeman McNeil Running back

10
291 86
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

11
203 58
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wesley Walker Wide receiver

12
184 56
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Matt Snell Running back

13
182 80
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Vinny Testaverde Quarterback

14
182 54
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman, Center

15
211 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
181 61
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Emerson Boozer Running back

17
131 58
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Mo Lewis Linebacker

18
166 65
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Chad Pennington

19
162 53
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
138 70
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Ken O'Brien Quarterback

21
81 24
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added David Harris Linebacker

22
127 64
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
George Sauer Halfback

23
80 43
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

24
72 25
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Shaun Ellis Defensive end

25
124 74
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Jonathan Vilma Linebacker

26
73 53
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
coolmiles added Sheldon Richardson Defensive lineman

27
56 25
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Winston Hill Tackle

28
77 23
Muhammad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Muhammad Wilkerson Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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51 26
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

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30
152 84
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Keyshawn Johnson Wide receiver

31
62 27
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Calvin Pace Defensive end, Linebacker

32
98 47
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Antonio Cromartie Cornerback, Return specialist

33
59 25
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Marvin Powell Tackle, Offensive Lineman

34
131 55
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
John Abraham Outside Linebacker

35
117 52
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Mickey Shuler Tight end

36
40 27
Gerry Philbin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Gerry Philbin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

37
38 13
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Laveranues Coles Wide receiver

38
41 17
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Marvin Jones Linebacker

39
62 53
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

40
35 15
Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Dennis Byrd Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

41
107 59
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
44 34
Richard Todd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Richard Todd Quarterback

43
56 37
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
40 21
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Decker Wide receiver

45
43 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
47 18
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added LaDainian Tomlinson Running back

47
29 18
Chris Ivory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chris Ivory Running back

48
94 65
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Thomas Jones Running back

49
89 56
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Larry Grantham Linebacker

50
42 30
Calvin Pryor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time