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
807 205
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

2
692 166
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

3
623 153
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback

4
467 124
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

5
448 105
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

6
417 117
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Center

7
410 118
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
327 93
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

9
397 113
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

10
274 117
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

11
288 84
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

12
281 74
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

13
248 83
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

14
258 120
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

15
295 89
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

16
247 85
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

17
191 80
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

18
245 100
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Quarterback

19
224 78
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
194 111
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

21
139 40
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

22
114 44
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

23
174 104
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

24
199 75
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Outside Linebacker

25
91 47
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle

26
155 92
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Halfback

27
84 26
Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

28
120 38
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

29
217 117
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

30
85 27
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

31
150 69
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Cornerback, Return specialist

32
97 39
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

33
83 45
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

34
164 71
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Tight end

35
73 40
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
96 50
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

37
157 75
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

38
122 95
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

39
102 92
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
coolmiles added Defensive lineman

40
74 28
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

41
113 62
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
99 60
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

43
98 77
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Wide receiver

44
75 53
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slaft added Quarterback

45
76 44
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

46
137 80
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

47
68 45
Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

48
61 26
Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

49
124 71
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

50
59 29
Santana Moss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver