New York Jets History

The New York Jets are in their sixty-third season, playing their home games at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey since 2010. The Jets are led by head coach Robert Saleh since 2021.

The Jets won the Super Bowl after the 1968 season, led by head coach Weeb Ewbank.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Chad Pennington won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2006; Joe Namath won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1974 and the AP AFL Player of the Year in 1968 and 1969; Sheldon Richardson won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013; Jonathan Vilma won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2004; Hugh Douglas won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1995; Erik McMillan won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1988.

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New York Jets by the Decades

1960s

The New York Jets' inaugural season was 1960 as the New York Titans. During the decade, the Titans had a record of 69-65-6 during the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Polo Grounds (1960-1963) and Shea Stadium (1964-1969). They won zero division titles. The Titans ranked 4th in the East division with a win percentage of 51%. They won one Super Bowl in 1968. In 1963, the Titans changed their name from the New York Titans to the New York Jets.

1970s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 53-91-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Shea Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Jets ranked 4th in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 37%.

1980s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 73-77-2 during the regular season and 3-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Shea Stadium (1980-1983) and Giants Stadium (1984-1989). They won zero division titles. The Jets ranked 3rd in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 49%. In 1984, the Jets moved from New York City, New York to East Rutherford, New Jersey.

1990s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 65-95-0 during the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Giants Stadium. They won one division title. The Jets ranked 5th in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 41%.

2000s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 80-80-0 during the regular season and 4-5 in the playoffs. In fact, the eighty wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Jets. They played their home games at Giants Stadium. They won one division title. The Jets ranked 2nd in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 50%. In 2009, the Jets made their first AFC Championship since 1998, eventually losing to the Colts 30-17.

2010s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 68-92-0 during the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at MetLife Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Jets ranked 4th in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 42%. In 2010, the Jets made their second consecutive AFC Championship, eventually falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-19. The Jets closed the 2010s with a 7-9 record in Adam Gase's first season as head coach.

2020s

During the decade, the Jets had a record of 6-27-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at MetLife Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Jets ranked 4th in the AFC East division with a win percentage of 18%.

New York Jets Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Robert Saleh 2021-2022 4-13-0 23.5% 0-0
Adam Gase 2019-2020 9-23-0 28.1% 0-0
Todd Bowles 2015-2018 23-40-0 36.5% 0-0
Rex Ryan 2009-2014 46-50-0 47.9% 4-2
Eric Mangini 2006-2008 23-25-0 47.9% 0-1
Herman Edwards 2001-2005 39-41-0 48.8% 2-3
Al Groh 2000 9-7-0 56.3% 0-0
Bill Parcells 1997-1999 29-19-0 60.4% 1-1
Rich Kotite 1995-1996 4-28-0 12.5% 0-0
Pete Carroll 1994 6-10-0 37.5% 0-0
Bruce Coslet 1990-1993 26-38-0 40.6% 0-1
Joe Walton 1983-1989 53-57-1 48.2% 1-2
Walt Michaels 1977-1982 39-47-1 45.4% 2-2
Mike Holovak 1976 0-1-0 0.0% 0-0
Lou Holtz 1976 3-10-0 23.1% 0-0
Ken Shipp 1975 3-11-0 21.4% 0-0
Charley Winner 1974-1975 10-18-0 35.7% 0-0
Weeb Ewbank 1963-1973 71-77-6 48.1% 2-1
Bulldog Turner 1962 5-9-0 35.7% 0-0
Sammy Baugh 1960-1961 14-14-0 50.0% 0-0

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The Jets are owned by Woody Johnson, who purchased the team in 2000. Johnson is currently serving as the ambassador to the United Kingdom, and his brother Christopher Johnson is running the team in his absence.