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New York Jets Tie Longest NFL Playoff Drought in Team History

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SeasonLeagueLogoTeamWLTDiv. FinishPlayoffsPFPAPDHC
2021NFLNew York Jets LogoNew York Jets41304th of 4N/A310504-194Saleh
2020NFLNew York Jets LogoNew York Jets21404th of 4N/A243457-214Gase
2019NFLNew York Jets LogoNew York Jets7903rd of 4N/A276359-83Gase
2018NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets41204th of 4N/A333441-108Bowles
2017NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets51104th of 4N/A298382-84Bowles
2016NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets51104th of 4N/A275409-134Bowles
2015NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets10602nd of 4N/A38731473Bowles
2014NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets41204th of 4N/A283401-118Ryan
2013NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets8802nd of 4N/A290387-97Ryan
2012NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets61003rd of 4N/A281375-94Ryan
2011NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets8802nd of 4N/A37736314Ryan
2010🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets11502nd of 4Lost Conf🚨✅✅36730463Ryan
2009🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets9702nd of 4Lost Conf🚨✅✅348236112Ryan
2008NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets9703rd of 4N/A40535649Mangini
2007NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets41203rd of 4N/A268355-87Mangini
2006🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets10602nd of 4Lost WC31629521Mangini
2005NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets41204th of 4N/A240355-115Edwards
2004🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets10602nd of 4Lost Div✅33326172Edwards
2003NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets61004th of 4N/A283299-16Edwards
2002🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets9701st of 4⭐️Lost Div🗽✅35933623Edwards
2001🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets10603rd of 5Lost WC30829513Edwards
2000NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets9703rd of 5N/A3213210Groh
1999NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets8804th of 5N/A308309-1Parcells
1998🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1998-2018New York Jets12401st of 5⭐️Lost Conf🚨❗️🗽✅416266150Parcells
1997NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets9703rd of 5N/A34828761Parcells
1996NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets11505th of 5N/A279454-175Kotite
1995NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets31305th of 5N/A233384-151Kotite
1994NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets61005th of 5N/A264320-56Carroll
1993NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets8803rd of 5N/A27024723Coslet
1992NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets41204th of 5N/A220315-95Coslet
1991🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets8802nd of 5Lost WC31429321Coslet
1990NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets61004th of 5N/A295345-50Coslet
1989NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets41205th of 5N/A253411-158Walton
1988NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets8714th of 5N/A37235418Walton
1987NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets6905th of 5N/A334360-26Walton
1986🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets10602nd of 5Lost Div🗽✅364386-22Walton
1985🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets11502nd of 5Lost WC🗽393264129Walton
1984NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets7903rd of 5N/A332364-32Walton
1983NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets7905th of 5N/A313331-18Walton
1982🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets6302nd of 5Lost Conf🚨✅✅24516679Michaels
1981🏈NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets10512nd of 5Lost WC🗽35528768Michaels
1980NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets41205th of 5N/A302395-93Michaels
1979NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets8803rd of 5N/A337383-46Michaels
1978NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1978-1997New York Jets8803rd of 5N/A359364-5Michaels
1977NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets31105th of 5N/A191300-109Michaels
1976NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets31104th of 5N/A169383-214Holtz,Holovak
1975NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets31104th of 5N/A258433-175Winner,Shipp
1974NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets7704th of 5N/A279300-21Winner
1973NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets41004th of 5N/A240306-66Ewbank
1972NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets7702nd of 5N/A36732443Ewbank
1971NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets6804th of 5N/A212299-87Ewbank
1970NFLNew York Jets Logo, 1970-1977New York Jets41003rd of 5N/A255286-31Ewbank
1969🏈AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1967-1969New York Jets10401st of 5⭐️Lost Div🗽35326984Ewbank
1968🏈AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1967-1969New York Jets11301st of 5⭐️Won SB🍾🚨🗽✅✅419280139Ewbank
1967AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1967-1969New York Jets8512nd of 5N/A37132942Ewbank
1966AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1964-1966New York Jets6623rd of 5N/A32231210Ewbank
1965AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1964-1966New York Jets5812nd of 4N/A285303-18Ewbank
1964AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1964-1966New York Jets5813rd of 4N/A278315-37Ewbank
1963AFLNew York Jets Logo, 1963New York Jets5814th of 4N/A249399-150Ewbank
1962AFLNew York Jets Logo, New York Titans Logo, 1960-1962New York Titans5904th of 4N/A278423-145Turner
1961AFLNew York Jets Logo, New York Titans Logo, 1960-1962New York Titans7703rd of 4N/A301390-89Baugh
1960AFLNew York Jets Logo, New York Titans Logo, 1960-1962New York Titans7702nd of 4N/A382399-17Baugh
  • 🏈Denotes a playoff season
  • ✅Denotes a playoff victory
  • 🗽Denotes a playoff home game
  • ❗️Denotes a bye
  • ⭐️Denotes a division championship
  • 🚨Denotes an AFC/AFL championship game appearance
  • 🍾Denotes a Super Bowl championship

The New York Jets officially tied the longest NFL playoff drought in team history in 2021, by missing the postseason for an 11th straight time. The other drought matching 11 tournament-less seasons happened between 1970 and 1980.

All told, the Jets have qualified for the playoffs just 14 times. Incredibly, the organization made the playoffs just seven times prior to Bill Parcells‘s arrival in 1997, but the 1998 campaign marked the first of an additional seven postseason trips in 13 seasons (1998-2010).

Since Rex Ryan‘s 2010 team, the Jets have had just one winning season (10-6 in 2015) and a neverending rebuilding process that spans four general managers (Mike Tannenbaum, John Idzik, Mike Maccagnan and Joe Douglas).

Robert Saleh‘s 2022 New York Jets will look to snap the drought.

New York Jets history is unlike any other dataset assembled by a professional sports franchise. There sure is a lot of pain, but there are also magical moments that simply cannot be matched.

For instance, Super Bowl 3 is an event that cannot be overvalued.

Joe Namath‘s bold guarantee in 1969 (the 1968 NFL season) prefaced the greatest upset in sports history (this side of the Miracle on Ice in 1980). Up until that Jets-Baltimore Colts matchup—featuring an absurd 18-point spread—the NFL-AFC World Championship was considered a joke.

While the first merger happened in 1966, nothing yet could be described as “official.” The NFL’s Green Bay Packers had run through the AFL’s best over the first two big games, and nobody thought the Jets had a chance against the Colts—even despite the fact that 1969 marked the first time the big game was called the Super Bowl, thanks to then-Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt.

Namath and the Jets changed everything.

New York’s 16-7 victory sent shockwaves through the sport and catapulted Namath to pop culture icon. In many ways, he became the first celebrity athlete this country had ever seen (with apologies to the great Muhammad Ali).

After Hunt’s Chiefs knocked off the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl 4, the modern NFL was born. The two leagues merged to completion and it led to the most powerful professional sports league in history—what we know it as today.

Outside of the Jets’ lone championship, well, fans are still waiting for more magic.

Up until 1997, the organization qualified for the playoffs just seven times. Only once had the Jets made it all the way to the AFC championship game (1982 season vs. the Miami Dolphins).

Then, a man named Big Tuna altered the franchise’s needle.

From 1998 to 2010, the Jets qualified for the NFL playoffs another seven times, making it to the AFC championship game three times.

In 1998, despite leading 10-0 in Denver against the Broncos, they couldn’t hold on. In 2009, another lead was blown to Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts. A year later in the 2010 NFL season, Rex Ryan’s Jets overadjusted against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Today, the Jets’ tournament-less streak is the longest in the league, something Joe Douglas, Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson are looking to change as soon as possible.

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NY Jets History FAQ

Have the New York Jets ever won the Super Bowl?

Yes, the New York Jets won Super Bowl 3 by defeating the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. Super Bowl MVP Joe Namath guaranteed victory prior to the game, despite his team's 18-point underdog status. This Super Bowl was played in 1969 as part of the 1968 NFL season, and paved the way for the NFL and AFL to completely merge in the 1970 season.

When was the last time the New York Jets won the Super Bowl?

The last time the New York Jets won the Super Bowl was back in 1969 (the 1968 NFL season).

How many times have the New York Jets made the NFL playoffs?

The New York Jets have made the NFL playoffs 14 times, including the pre-merger days of the AFL.

When was the last time the New York Jets made the NFL playoffs?

The last time the New York Jets made the NFL playoffs was in 2011 (the 2010 NFL season). It is currently the longest active NFL streak of playoff-less seasons.

Who is the greatest player in New York Jets history?

Although there is no clearcut answer, it's widely considered that quarterback Joe Namath is the New York Jets' greatest all-time player, especially considering the special circumstances involving the franchise's lone Super Bowl and pop culture icon status. Other candidates include wide receiver DonMaynard, defensive lineman Joe Klecko, running back Curtis Martin and cornerback Darrelle Revis.

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