The Jets have their beginnings in the AFL where they began play in 1960 as the Titans of New York. The Titans quickly had a titanic amount of debt, forcing the league to cover the costs of the team in 1962. The team was purchased and moved out of the Polo Grounds to Shea Stadium and renamed the Jets. Weeb Ewbank was named coach and Joe Namath was brought in to quarterback the team. In 1969 the Jets would defeat the Colts in Super Bowl 3.
The following year,1970, the AFL and NFL merged. The Jets would not do well to start life in the new combined league, with an aging Namath fighting off injuries season after season. In fact, the Jets would not see another winning season for the rest of the decade. In the ’80’s however, the New York Sack Exchange would emerge.
1981 found the Jets in the wild card, and in ’82 they would progress to the conference championship where they would lose to Miami in the mud bowl. In 1985 the Jets would return to the playoffs. In 1988 the Sack Exchange would come to an end, but a determined Jets team finished the season 8-7-1 and played spoiler for the Giants’ playoff hopes.
A string of three successive coaching changes couldn’t get the Jets on track, as Coslet got the team to the wild card in ’91 but would go no further and was fired after the 1993 season. He was replaced by Pete Carroll who would last only one season. Then it was Rich Kotite who also lasted only a year.
Bill Parcells would be the change the Jets needed. In 1998 the Jets would become division champs and go to the conference championship. After an injury-plagued 1999 season, Parcells resigned. In 2001 Herm Edwards was hired as Parcell’s replacement. Having never been a head coach anywhere, he surprised everyone by taking the Jets to the playoffs. In 2002 they would return. Another playoff in ’04 but a terrible ’05 and Edwards’s time there was over.
The rest of the 2000s have gone similarly for the Jets with one or two good seasons followed by a falter. Most notable was Sanchez’s back-to-back AFC championship game appearances. Overall the Jets have made the playoffs six times so far since 2001.
With Robert Saleh in his third year as head coach and Aaron Rodgers now at quarterback, there is a feeling that the Jets are about to have a breakout season. NFL Webcast is the place to see that and to watch Gang Green take on intra-city rival New York Giants and state rival Buffalo Bills! NFL Webcast is free and will provide you with multiple streams so you will see every play of your New York Jets season.
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