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
791 194
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

2
673 157
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

3
609 146
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback

4
437 101
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

5
457 122
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

6
406 112
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Center

7
399 116
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
320 90
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

9
386 112
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

10
269 115
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

11
282 82
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

12
275 71
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

13
242 82
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

14
250 117
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

15
286 89
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

16
239 82
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

17
183 79
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

18
238 97
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Quarterback

19
218 75
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
191 110
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

21
135 38
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

22
110 41
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

23
192 72
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Outside Linebacker

24
166 102
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

25
152 89
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Halfback

26
87 45
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle

27
212 115
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

28
79 25
Dennis Byrd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

29
113 37
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

30
80 25
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

31
145 68
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Cornerback, Return specialist

32
79 43
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

33
90 38
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

34
94 46
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

35
160 69
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Tight end

36
70 39
Gerry Philbin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

37
119 91
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

38
99 90
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
coolmiles added Defensive lineman

39
152 74
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

40
69 28
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

41
109 60
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
95 59
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

43
93 76
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Wide receiver

44
72 51
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slaft added Quarterback

45
72 43
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

46
133 79
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

47
67 43
Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

48
58 25
Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

49
120 70
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

50
56 37
Chris Ivory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back