1960-1962 New York Titans, 1963-present New York Jets

The franchise began as the Titans in the American Football League in 1960.  The team changed its nickname to the Jets in 1963.  New York's high point of their AFL days came with a stunning upset of the NFL's Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.  The team returned to the postseason often during the 1980s and then in 1998 won its first AFC East crown.

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends


Franchise Granted:
August 14, 1959 as the New York Titans and Charter Member of AFL

First Season:
1960

Changed nickname to Jets:
1963

Stadium:
MetLife Stadium

Chairman & CEO:
Robert "Woody" Johnson, IV

General Manager:
John Idzik

President:
Neil Glat

Head Coach:
Rex Ryan

Super Bowl Championship:
III

AFL Championship:
1968

AFL Eastern Division Championships:
1968, 1969

AFC Eastern Division Championships:
1998

AFC East Division Championships:
2002

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2014 Season)
385-452-8

AFL Record:
71-66-6

NFL Record:
314-386-2

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#12 Joe Namath
#13 Don Maynard
#73 Joe Klecko



First Regular-Season Game: A 27-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills, 9/11/60.

Team's Original Name: The New York Titans (1960-62).

First Player to Sign a Contract: Don Maynard was the first to sign with the Titans, 1960.

First All-League Selection: Bob Mischak, 1960 All-AFL.

First Winning Season: 1967 (8-5-1).

First Playoff Appearance: A 27-23 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship game, 12/29/68.

First Super Bowl Appearance: A 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, 1/12/69.

First Jet Elected to the Hall of Fame: Coach Weeb Ewbank, 1978.

First 1,000-Yard Rusher: John Riggins, 1,005 yards (1975).

First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Joe Namath, 415 yards vs the Miami Dolphins, 10/1/67.

Most Yards Rushing, Career: Curtis Martin, 10,302 yards (1998-2005).

Most Yards Passing, Career: Joe Namath, 27,057 yards (1965-1976).

Most Receptions, Career: Don Maynard, 627 receptions (1960-1972).

All-Time Leading Scorer: Pat Leahy, 1,470 points (1974-1991).

Most Lopsided Win: A 47-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams, 11/09/08.

Longest Punt: Steve O'Neal's 98-yard punt vs. the Denver Broncos on 9/21/69, is an NFL record.