New York Jets

New York Jets 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The New York Jets are a professional football franchise and are one of 3 teams based in the New York-New Jersey region. The Jets feature in the AFC East alongside the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Miami Dolphins

They joined the AFL in the year 1959 as 'The Titans of New York'. Later, in their 4th professional season, the franchise changed their name to the New York Jets. In these 4 seasons, the franchise played at the Polo Grounds.

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The iconic stadium is what they have in common with storied New York City sporting teams. The Polo Grounds have served as a home stadium for baseball sides New York Giants, New York Yankees, New York Mets, and NFL franchise New York Giants

Subsequently, they shifted base to the Shea Stadium for 19 seasons. In 1968, the New York Jets finished with a victorious season only for the 2nd time in their history. Their maiden divisional win translated into a Super Bowl triumph.

In the 70s, the Jets were starved for success. They finished their division in third or lower in 9 of the 10 NFL seasons.

During this time they made a series of draft picks that propelled them to the Conference Championship in 1982. The defensive quartet came to be known as ‘The New York Sack Exchange'. In the 2002 NFL season, the New York Jets became the only team to deny a first-choice and fit Tom Brady a divisional title. 

They finished 3rd in the AFC East in the 2019 NFL season. With quarterback Sam Darnold and Head Coach Adam Gase. However, the franchise failed to improve on their 2019 7-9 record by finishing 4th in the 2020 season. 

The New York Jets slumped out of qualification early on as they finished 2-14 which was their worst record since their 1996 campaign in which they went 1-15. The Jets became the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention after a week 11 loss dropped them to 0-10.

Jan 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) heads to the bench during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Owner Achievements

Christopher Johnson serves as a co-owner of the New York Jets. He took over from his brother Woody Johnson ahead of the 2017 NFL season. This was because the original owner Woody Johnson began serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.K.  

Initially, when Woody Johnson took over as the franchise CEO ahead of the NFL season, he paid $635 million for the team. At the time it was the third-highest price paid for a sports team in 'The Big Apple.'

New York Jets Achievements

The New York Jets have lived in the shadow of the New York Giants for a long time. Also, they have spent innumerable years in a division with Tom Brady, and success has been hard to come for the franchise. 

The Jets have claimed one Super Bowl title. They are one of three teams to win the season-ending clash on their only appearance. Furthermore, the New York Jets have won their conference title just once and have a 20% record in the AFC deciders. 

'Gang Green' has won their division four times. Also, the franchise has made it to the playoffs on 14 occasions. Their latest post-season appearance came in the 2010 NFL season, where they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. 

Joe Namath claimed two AFL MVP awards, but the franchise is yet to produce an NFL MVP winner in all its time in the league. 

New York Jets Logo

The New York Jets has had many logos during their time as a professional football franchise. Initially, they went by the name 'The Titans of New York'. This logo featured a football player on the right with the team name on the left. 

When the franchise rebranded in 1963, their logo was a green jet with the word 'Jet' written on it in white. The version lasted only for a single season before the designers switched things around once more.

Now, the logo was in the shape of a football. It featured the letters 'NY' in white with a green border. The word 'Jets' was before it in green color. A second football was within the logo.

Three seasons later, the New York Jets reversed the color scheme. This time the word 'Jets' was in white with the remainder of the logo given a green color with a white outline. Ahead of the 1970 NFL season, the Jets darkened the green shade of their existing logo. They played with it on their jerseys for a large portion of the 1970s. 

In 1978, New York went for a simple logo with the word 'Jets' lying over a football. This logo stayed for 19 seasons before they switched things around ahead of the turn of the millennium. The logo was a rehash of their crest from the 1970s, with the only difference being the shape of the football. 

The New York Jets' current logo has elements of all their logos from the past. It features a green football with the franchise name written in white font. The football beneath the name is also in white. 

New York Jets 2021 Sponsors

The New-Jersey based franchise announced an integrated multi-year deal with MGM Resorts including Jets 260 Production Studio Entitlement and play-along predictive game ‘I Called It’. The main aim is to promote the global entertainment company’s best in class casino resorts as well as Play MGM’s online gaming platforms and mobile apps to millions of fans. Additionally, the Jets also have a deal with 888.com.

The New York Jets announced Bethpage Federal Credit Union as the teams’ official credit union partner. Furthermore, Select Home Warranty also came in as a proud sponsor of the Jets.

New York Jets 2021 Roster Foundation

 This roster comprises three quarterbacks, two running backs, seven wide receivers, five tight ends, nine offensive linemen, six defensive linemen, seven linebackers, ten defensive backs, and three special teams players. 

Quarterback14. Sam Darnold

5. Joe Flacco

4. James Morgan

 

Running backs36. Josh Adams

25. Ty Johnson

 

Wide receivers10. Braxton Berrios

86. Lawrence Cager

82. Jamison Crowder

11. Denzel Mims

19. Breshad Perriman

16. Jeff Smith

17. Vyncint Smith

 

Tight ends87. Daniel Brown

84. Ryan Griffin

89. Chris Herndon

43. Ross Travis

85. Trevon Wesco

 

Offensive linemen77. Mekhi Becton

72. Cameron Clark

75. Chuma Edoga

67. Pat Elflein

76. George Fant

69. Conor McDermott

60. Conor McGovern

61. James Murray

62. Greg Van Roten

Defensive linemen96. Henry Anderson

70 Trevon Coley

94. Folorunso Fatukasi

91. John Franklin-Myers

97. Nathan Shepard

79. Tanzel Smart

Linebackers93. Tarell Basham

54. Sharif Finch

58. Bryce Hager

46. Neville Hewitt

47. Bryce Huff

50. Frankie Luvu

92. Jabari Zuniga

Defensive backs31. Blessuan Austin

27. Corey Ballentine

26. Elijah Campbell

41. Matthias Farley

40. Javelin Guidry

37. Bryce Hall

49. J.T Hassell

38. Lamar Jackson

23. Arthur Maulet

20. Marcus Maye

 

Special backs42. Thomas Hennessy

7. Braden Mann

3. Chase McLaughlin

2021 Charity

The New York Jets Foundation looks to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by supporting youth football, preventing bullying, and promoting social justice. Additionally, the Jets supports the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance, numerous established charitable organizations, and causes sponsored by the NFL.

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Not to mention, the Jets fund creates thousands of flag football opportunities for children ages 5-18 to enjoy America’s favorite sport. Not to mention, in 2001, the New York Jets formed a community partnership with the Public  Schools Athletic League to provide support to New York City Public schools football programs.

Achievements and History

Founded1959
OwnerWoody and Christopher Johnson
CEOChristopher Johnson
Head CoachAdam Gase
StadiumMetLife Stadium
LocationEast Rutherford, New Jersey
SponsorsSelect Home Warranty, Avocados from Peru, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 888.com, MGM Resorts International
ChampionshipsLeague championships (1)

 

AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger) [1]

1968

 

Super Bowl championships (1)

1968 (III)

 

Conference championships (0)

 

Division championships (4)

 

AFL East: 1968, 1969

AFC East: 1998, 2002

Official WebsiteNew York Jets- www.newyorkjets.com

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