The New York Jets have only won one NFL title, in Super Bowl III. They have a total regular season record of 408 wins, 500 defeats, and 8 ties in their 60-year history. They have appeared in 14 postseason games and have a postseason record of 12 wins and 13 defeats. This makes them the most successful franchise in New York City sports history.
The Jets are also the only team to win both the AFL and NFL titles in the same year. They accomplished this feat in 1969. Coached by Joe Namath and captained by Richard Todd, they beat out the Baltimore Colts 21-10 in the first Monday Night Football game. The victory also gave the Jets the right to wear black jerseys with white pants during home games instead of the other way around as was customary at the time. The team's official slogan is "Success has never gone to plan with these Jets!", which is also the name of their mascot.
They play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and are part of the NFL's Eastern Division along with the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The two division winners will then proceed to compete in the NFL Championship Game called the Super Bowl. In recent years, the conference champions will also go through to face off in the Super Bowl.
Their biggest rival is probably the New York Giants because those two teams are always fighting for first place in the NFC East.
Following a change in ownership, the Titans changed their name to the Jets in 1963.
The franchise was founded as the American Football League (AFL) New York Titans in 1960 by the late Carroll Morgan. He had attempted to secure a contract with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, but was rejected due to his small market status. So, he decided to create his own league and named it after himself. The first AFL game was played on February 4, 1964, with the New York Jets defeating the Houston Oilers 28-7 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The following year, the Titans joined the NFL when the two leagues merged following the AFL's inaugural season. In 2013, the Titans moved into Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
During their early years, the Jets were known for their offensive firepower with players such as George Blanda, Wayne Chrebet, Joe Namath, and Don Maynard at the quarterback position. However, they failed to win more than 7 games per season until 1969 when they reached their first postseason appearance. Since then, they have not missed the playoffs except for 1979 when they were banned from the postseason due to union disputes. The team has never made it past the first round of the playoffs.
The new coach led the club to its most successful season since the merger in 1998, finishing 12-4 and reaching the AFC Championship Game, where they were defeated by the Denver Broncos. The 2000s saw the team make five playoff appearances, the most of any decade.
By winning the championship, New York won the opportunity to compete in Super Bowl III against the National Football League (NFL) champions, the Baltimore Colts. In the game, the Jets beat the Colts; as a result of the upset, the AFL was recognized a worthy partner to the NFL as the two leagues amalgamated.
The New York Jets last appeared in the playoffs in 2010, when they were defeated in the Conference Championship game. In their 55 seasons, they've made the playoffs 14 times. Their overall record is 253-265-1.
The Jets are one of two teams that have never won a Super Bowl (the other team is the Indianapolis Colts), and they're 1-3 in such games. They lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-33 in the 1978 AFC Championship Game, the Miami Dolphins 23-20 in the 1983 NFL Championship Game, and the 1985 Chicago Bears 16-14 in the first Super Bowl played at the end of the season.
Prior to joining the NFL, the Jets played in the American Football League from 1960 until 1996. They won the AFL title in 1969 with a 12-4 record, but didn't receive an invitation to the NFL playoffs because there was a tiebreaker rule in place at the time that would have sent them home early. The Jets came back and won the next three AFL titles, but failed to win the large public that was starting to turn away from the NFL. The AFL/NFL merger created a single league in 1998, and the Jets have been playing competitively ever since. They reached the AFC Championship Game twice more before their playoff hiatus ended in 2010.