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New York Jets

The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island.

Founded: 1960 (charter American Football League (AFL) member; joined the NFL in the 1970 merger)
Formerly known as: New York Titans, 1960-1962. Sonny Werblin changed the name to "Jets" when he bought the team in 1963.
Home stadiums: First the Polo Grounds, then Shea Stadium, then Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Uniform colors: Green and White
Helmet design: A green oval, with the letters "NY" superimposed, and superimposed over that, the word "JETS" and a football
League championships won: American Football League 1968
World Championships won: Super Bowl III (1968 post-season)

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 External links:
4 AFL Players, Coaches, and Contributors

Franchise history

Jets began as the Titans of New York, a charter member of the American Football League in 1960.  When a group including Sonny Werblin bought the team from Harry Wismer in 1963, the team was re-named the New York Jets.

In 1965, the Jets signed Alabama quarterback Joe Namath after the NFL passed on Namath in the amateur draft. Under Namath's guidance, the Jets rose to the top of the AFL and in 1969 represented that league in the Super Bowl. They were pitted against the "best team in the NFL", the Baltimore Colts. At the time, the AFL was considered to be inferior to the NFL and most people considered the Jets to be heavy underdogs. In the week leading up to Super Bowl III, Namath famously "guaranteed" a victory and the Jets went on to complete one of the greatest upsets in football history by defeating the Colts 16-7. This victory showed that the AFL was capable of competing with the NFL and eventually led to the merging of the two leagues in 1970.

Players of note

Pro Football Hall of Famers: Current stars: Retired numbers: Not to be forgotten:

External links:

AFL Players, Coaches, and Contributors

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