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
877 224
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

2
751 182
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

3
680 169
Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Cornerback

4
515 132
Joe Klecko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

5
492 112
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

6
458 125
Nick Mangold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Center

7
448 132
Mark Gastineau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
363 100
Al Toon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

9
438 123
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

10
299 125
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

11
314 91
Wesley Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Wide receiver

12
318 83
Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

13
273 91
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

14
334 98
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time

15
283 137
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

16
268 90
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Running back

17
210 85
Mo Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

18
271 109
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
AlexPutnam added Quarterback

19
245 82
Marty Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

20
214 121
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Quarterback

21
152 52
David Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

22
135 49
Shaun Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

23
112 51
Winston Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
slaft added Tackle

24
193 110
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Linebacker

25
173 99
George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets of All Time
Halfback