There’s one obvious choice as greatest player in New York Jets history. The question remains, did he come in as the best of them all?
On the other hand, and taking a more positive approach to the situation (something that is the complete opposite of the pessimistic norm of this fan-base), do Jets fans actually have it that bad?
While the Jets overall record is an undesirable 399-470-8, since Leon Hess brought the Big Tuna to town in 1997, things have been solid.
New York has only suffered through five losing seasons of its last 19. When compared to organizations like the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions, rooting for the green and white feels a little more fulfilling.
And while the Jets have only reached the AFC Championship Game four times since Joe Namath guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III (1982, 1998, 2009, 2010), they have seen their fair share of great players come through Broadway.
Speaking of Joe Willie, he is known almost universally as the best Jets player in franchise history. Not only is he considered the best in team history, but also one of the more important figures in NFL history.
The all-important question is: Does Namath rank No. 1 on our list?
Here are our 25 greatest New York Jets players of all-time: