New York Jets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1963-03-28 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • 1965-01-02 New York Jets sign future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath to a $427,000 contract over three years (pro football record at the time)
  • 1966-01-15 5th AFL All Star Game, Rice Stadium, Houston: All-Stars beat Buffalo Bills, 30-19: MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Frank Buncom, LA Chargers, LB
  • 1967-01-21 6th AFL All Star Game, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 30-23: MVPs: Babe Parilli, Boston Patriots, QB; Verlon Biggs, NY Jets, DE
  • 1968-01-21 7th AFL All Star Game, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 25-24; MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Don Maynard, NY Jets, F; Speedy Duncan, LA Chargers, DB/KR
  • 1968-11-03 New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium

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1968-12-29 AFL Championship, Shea Stadium, NYC: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23; Joe Namath 3 TD passes sparks Jets to win

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1968-12-31 NY Jets win AFL championship
  • 1969-01-12 Super Bowl III, Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7; MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
  • 1969-08-01 36th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 1969-08-17 NY Jets beat NY Giants, 37-14 in their first meeting (pre-season)
  • 1969-09-29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • 1973-09-10 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • 1980-09-21 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • 1980-12-14 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
  • 1980-12-20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio

  • 1983-01-23 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • 1983-01-23 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets, 14-0
  • 1983-10-06 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • 1983-12-10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • 1985-01-27 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 22-14; MVP: Mark Gastineau, NY Jets, DE
  • 1985-10-14 New York Jets retire Joe Namath's #12 on nationally televised Monday Night Football; beat Miami Dolphins, 23-7
  • 1985-11-17 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • 1986-09-21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • 1987-11-01 New York Jets retire Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Maynard's jersey #13
  • 1988-10-30 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
  • 1989-10-09 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1992-11-01 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
  • 1992-11-04 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
  • 1992-12-26 New York Jets announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
  • 1994-07-18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • 1995-10-15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • 1996-04-20 1996 NFL Draft: Keyshawn Johnson from USC first pick by New York Jets

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1997-02-11 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells

Sport awardAFC Championship

1999-01-17 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets, 23-10; features infamous "The Miss", Vikings' PK Gary Anderson misses field goal late 4th quarter

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1999-02-07 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-10; Keyshawn Johnson, NY Jets, QB; Ty Law, New England Patriots, CB

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2000-01-04 A day after accepting the head coaching position at the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns and moves to the New England Patriots

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 2000-10-23 "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
  • 2010-01-24 AFC Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets, 30-17
  • 2011-01-23 AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets, 24-19

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

2019-01-27 NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 26-7: MVPs: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets, S

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1907-03-17 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-06 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1998)
  • 1929-10-16 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1936-12-27 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)
  • 1937-01-25 Don Maynard, American football wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • 1941-07-31 Gerry Philbin, American NFL defensive end (All-time All-AFL Team; NY Jets), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1941-08-18 Matt Snell, American football running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III), born in Garfield, Georgia

Person of interestBill Parcells

1941-08-22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1943-05-31 Joe Namath, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1969; Super Bowl MVP 1969; Pro Bowl 1972; NY Jets), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-07-04 Emerson Boozer, College Hall of Fame and NFL running back (NY Jets 1966-75), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1943-11-10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1949-08-04 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1951-09-15 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955-05-26 Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1956-05-27 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
  • 1956-11-20 Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)
  • 1958-04-04 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • 1960-10-20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • 1960-11-27 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1962-04-18 Wilber Marshall, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Titusville, Florida
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962-08-15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1962-08-23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1963-07-18 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1963-10-26 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1963-11-13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-07-28 Dave Alexander, American NFL center (NY Jets), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964-11-12 Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)
  • 1965-04-01 John "Jumbo" Elliott, American NFL offensive tackle (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl 1990, NY Giants; NY Jets), born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • 1965-10-22 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • 1965-10-22 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1965-11-19 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1966-01-13 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1966-01-14 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1966-01-22 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1967-02-10 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-05-05 Brad Baxter, American NFL fullback (NY Jets), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • 1967-07-16 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-10-26 Bobby Houston, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-11-30 Gary Jones, NFL safety (NY Jets)
  • 1968-01-29 John Hudson, American football center (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1968-04-29 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-05-18 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • 1968-09-27 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968-12-25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-01-05 Kurt Barber, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1969-01-15 Siupeli Malamala, Tongan NFL offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Tonga
  • 1969-01-21 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • 1969-02-14 Jeff Graham, American NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, NY Jets), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1969-08-08 Jerome Henderson, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets) and coach/executive (NY Jets), born in Statesville, North Carolina
  • 1969-10-11 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1969-10-21 Mo Lewis, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-11-11 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
  • 1969-11-28 Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969-12-08 Victor Green, American NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets), born in Americus, Georgia
  • 1970-01-20 Ron Carpenter, American football player (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1970-01-26 Ronald Moore, American NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Az Cardinals), born in Chowchilla, California
  • 1970-03-27 Anthony Prior, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1970-04-25 Corwin Brown, American NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-08-05 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970-10-10 Glenn Foley, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1970-10-15 Lonnie Palelei, American football offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
  • 1970-10-16 Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1970-12-27 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints, NY Jets)
  • 1971-01-20 Johnny Mitchell, American football tight end (NY Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-02-11 John Bock, Americn NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins), born in Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • 1971-02-14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1971-02-26 Rick Lyle, American football defensive end (NY Jets), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1971-03-09 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
  • 1971-04-26 Ryan Yarbrough, American NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1971-05-10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • 1971-06-14 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • 1971-07-01 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1971-08-23 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1971-09-13 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • 1972-01-09 Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • 1972-01-27 Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • 1972-03-11 Carl Greenwood, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets), born in Fort Ord, California
  • 1972-05-14 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1972-06-28 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972-06-30 Tyrone Davis, American NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Halifax, Virginia
  • 1972-07-16 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1972-08-11 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • 1972-09-01 Matt O'Dwyer, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • 1972-09-20 Vance Joseph, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Jets), born in Marrero, Louisiana
  • 1973-01-04 Ray Mickens, American football cornerback (NY Jets), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1973-05-01 Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 98, 2001, 04; First-team All-Pro 2001, 04; NE Patriots, NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-08-09 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1973-08-10 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1973-08-14 Wayne Chrebet, American NFL wide receiver (NY Jets), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • 1974-01-21 Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1974-02-02 J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
  • 1974-03-16 Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1974-03-17 John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)
  • 1974-04-05 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1974-05-24 Marcus Coleman, American football defensive back (NY Jets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974-11-28 Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1974-12-21 Raymond Austin, American defensive back (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport

  • 1986-11-28 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game

Deaths in Sport

  • 1967-12-04 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and AFL team owner (New York Titans), dies after a fall at 54
  • 1968-07-23 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • 1991-11-21 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • 1997-01-16 Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
  • 1998-11-17 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), dies at 91
  • 2019-03-15 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), dies of myeloma at 60
  • 2019-07-10 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), dies at 89
  • 2020-06-01 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), dies at 83