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
846 217
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

2
727 177
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

3
657 163
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback

4
497 127
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

5
476 109
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

6
442 124
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Center

7
434 127
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
350 96
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

9
423 121
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

10
288 122
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

11
304 86
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

12
301 79
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

13
263 88
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

14
322 96
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

15
275 132
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

16
264 88
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

17
204 83
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

18
262 107
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Quarterback

19
240 80
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
208 118
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

21
148 48
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

22
129 47
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

23
187 109
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

24
105 50
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle

25
168 97
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Halfback

26
213 79
John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Outside Linebacker

27
94 29
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
233 123
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

29
95 31
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

30
132 45
LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

31
161 76
Antonio Cromartie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Cornerback, Return specialist

32
93 52
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

33
105 46
Marvin Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

34
83 46
Gerry Philbin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

35
174 77
Mickey Shuler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Tight end

36
165 78
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

37
81 34
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

38
108 104
Sheldon Richardson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
coolmiles added Defensive lineman

39
100 58
Calvin Pace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

40
85 56
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slaft added Quarterback

41
127 107
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Wide receiver

42
104 86
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
stservetar24 added Wide receiver

43
119 72
Muhammad Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
-1456082551498 added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

44
104 69
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

45
83 53
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

46
145 87
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

47
74 50
Victor Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

48
70 22
Pat Leahy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Placekicker

49
130 76
Larry Grantham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

50
67 33
Santana Moss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver