New York Jets Analysis & News
New York Jets
Founded originally as the New York Titans in 1959, the franchise now known as the New York Jets, was a founding member of the AFL (American Football League). It wasn’t until 1963 that the Titans officially changed their name to the Jets.
Over the years the Jets have not seen the same on the field success as their crosstown rivals, the New York Giants. While the Giants have gone on to win four Super Bowls, the Jets have only won once in 1969.
NY Jets Timeline:
- 1959: The Titans football team is a founding member of the American Football League
- 1963: Titans become the New York Jets
- 1969: NY Jets win their first and only Super Bowl
- 1984: Moved to Giants Stadium
- 2010: Jets started playing at MetLife Stadium
Iconic NY Jets Players
Led by the Hall of Fame quarterback and arguably the most famous Jets player “Broadway” Joe Namath, the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The game is considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history.
While the Jets have not had the same amount of success on the field as the Giants, they have produced numerous Hall of Famers and fan favorites. Some of those greats include Curtis Martin, Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau, and Al Toon.
NY Jets Road To Met Life Stadium
Since entering the league, the Jets have played in three different stadiums including Shea Stadium, Giants Stadium, and MetLife Stadium. As the Titans, the team played in the famous Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.
With the name change to the Jets, it was time for a change in venue. The then newly built Shea Stadium would serve as the home field for the Jets (as well as the Mets) from 1964 until 1984. Moving their home from Queens, New York, to New Jersey, the Jets shared Giants Stadium with their rivals until 2010. Since 2010, the Jets continue to share a home field with the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
NY Jets Team Rivalries
In addition to their natural rivalry with the Giants, the Jets have developed a few other rivalries over the years. Most of these rivalries stem from playing in the highly competitive AFC East.
The rivalry with the New England Patriots by far is the biggest for the Jets. The Patriots have a lifetime record of 65-53-1 over the Jets. These stats plus playing twice a season will create enough of a rivalry.
But the Jets unfortunately found themselves on the wrong side of the infamous “Spygate” scandal during the 2007 season. New England secretly videotaped the defensive signals from the Jets. This event has only added fuel to the fire on this bitter rivalry.
Other AFC rivals included the third New York team, the Buffalo Bills as well as the Miami Dolphins. Over the years, fans have been treated to several exciting and heartbreaking games against the Bills and Dolphins. Most noticeably, in November 1994 with Miami quarterback Dan Marino and his “fake spike.”
2020-2021 New York Jets Season
Entering into his second year as Jets head coach, Adam Gase will be looking to greatly improve on the 7-9 record the Jets posts in 2019. Finishing 3rd in the AFC East, the Jets offence ranked 27th in the league.
To help make improvements, the Jets used the first two picks in the 2020 NFL Draft on offence. The Jets used their lone 1st Round pick (11th overall) on Louisville OT Mekhi Becton. In the 2nd Round (59th overall) the Jets went with Baylor WR Denzel Mims. In total, the Jets made nine selections on Draft Day, five on offense, three on defense, one on special teams.
Former 1st Rounder Sam Darbold will lead the Jets offence with veteran QB Joe Flacco backing up. In 2019, Darbold threw for over 3,000 with 19 touchdowns and 13 INTs. Defensively, the Jets ranked 12th in the league and will look to at least maintain this during the 2020-21 season.
2021 Jets Super Bowl Odds
Despite these improvements, bookmakers are not thinking that 2021 will be the Jets year to win their second Super Bowl ever. At the beginning of the NFL season, DraftKings set the Jets odds of winning the 2021 Super Bowl at +8000. For those new to sports betting in New York, this means the odds of the Jets winning the Super Bowl are just slightly high of abysmal.