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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
    1,140
    337

    Mark Gastineau

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman
  • 2
    1,407
    416

    Joe Namath

    Quarterback
  • 3
    1,128
    383
    Running back
  • 4
    597
    170

    Kevin Mawae

    Offensive Lineman, Center
  • 5
    1,125
    386
    Cornerback
  • 6
    716
    222
    Wide receiver
  • 7
    603
    181
    Wide receiver
  • 8
    691
    218

    Nick Mangold

    Center
  • 9
  • 10
    467
    143

    Wesley Walker

    Wide receiver
  • 11
    611
    212

    Wayne Chrebet

    Wide receiver
  • 12
    362
    92
    slaft added

    Winston Hill

    Tackle
  • 13
    777
    364

    Joe Klecko

    Defensive tackle, Lineman
  • 14
    337
    113

    Mo Lewis

    Linebacker
  • 15
    371
    122

    Matt Snell

    Running back
  • 16
    295
    89
    slaft added

    Shaun Ellis

    Defensive end
  • 17
    343
    107
    Running back
  • 18
    313
    120

    Marty Lyons

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end
  • 19
    292
    104
    slaft added

    David Harris

    Linebacker
  • 20
    258
    88
    CMCSS03 added

    Laveranues Coles

    Wide receiver
  • 21
    410
    183

    Freeman McNeil

    Running back
  • 22
    332
    129
    CMCSS03 added

    LaDainian Tomlinson

    Running back
  • 23
    323
    133
    stservetar24 addedCornerback, Return specialist
  • 24
    355
    159

    Keyshawn Johnson

    Wide receiver
  • 25
    408
    176
    AlexPutnam added

    Chad Pennington

    Quarterback