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The Best New York Jets of All Time 

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Jets

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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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America
2
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
4
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end and Defensive lineman from Ardmore, Oklahoma
5
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver from Crosbyton, Texas, United States of America
6
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Joe Klecko Defensive tackle and Lineman from Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
7
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Nick Mangold Center from Centerville, Ohio
8
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Kevin Mawae Offensive Lineman and Center from Savannah, Georgia
9
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
10
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver from Virginia
11
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Tackle from New York City, New York
12
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wesley Walker Wide receiver from San Bernardino, California
13
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back from Garfield, Georgia, United States of America
14
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback from New York City, New York
15
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Freeman McNeil Running back from Jackson, Mississippi
16
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back from Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
17
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America
18
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker from Atlanta, Georgia
19
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Chad Pennington
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Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
21
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added David Harris Linebacker from Grand Rapids, Michigan
22
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Cornerback and Return specialist from Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
23
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back from Rosebud, Texas, United States of America
24
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Outside Linebacker from Timmonsville, South Carolina
25
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end from Anderson, South Carolina