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Since the team’s inception in 1959 as part of the American Football League, the New York Jets have attracted a lot of attention from fans and sports bettors alike.
They’ve only won the Super Bowl once all the way back in 1968 when they defeated the Baltimore Colts but have nonetheless provided lots of valuable betting opportunities for gamblers sharp enough to seek them out.
This year the New York Jets are desperate to end a painful nine-year playoff drought. With an active offseason, a new head coach and a promising sophomore QB, the Jets are definitely a team to watch.
In this New York Jets betting guide, we’ll examine the team’s recent results and current situation through a sports-betting lens to help you make smarter bets and hopefully win more money. Important topics we’ll cover include:
The New York Jets organization played its first game in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The team was originally called the New York Titans and changed its name to the Jets in 1968.
Don Maynard was the very first player to sign a contract with the franchise and he’s one of three players whose numbers have been retired. The other two are Joe Namath and Joe Klecko.
Since then they’ve won one Super Bowl, four division titles and made 14 playoff appearances. Aside from the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions, the Jets have the longest Super Bowl drought in the NFL.
The Jets’ biggest rivals include the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots. The most recognizable names in franchise history include Joe Namath, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard, and Joe Klecko.
During the 2017 season, the Jets organization generated $443 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.85 billion.
The Jets are owned by the Johnson Family.
The organization played its first season in 1960.
Yes, the Jets have won one Super Bowl.
Since 2010, the Jets have played at MetLife Stadium, located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The club holds training camp at Atlantic Health Training Center, located in Florham Park, New Jersey.
The Jets do not have an official mascot.
The Jets wear Gotham green, spotlight white, and stealth black.
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Pat Leahy
|Passing Yards||Joe Namath||27,057|
|Passing TDs||Joe Namath||170|
|Receiving Yards||Don Maynard||11,732|
|Receiving TDs||Don Maynard||88|
|Rushing Yards||Curtis Martin||10,302|
|Rushing TDs||Curtis Martin||58|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Pat Leahy||1,470|
After starting last season 3-3, the Jets went on to lose nine of their last ten games and ended the season with an abysmal 4-12 record. Their offense was led by rookie QB Sam Darnold who had an up and down season but showed some serious potential.
On defense, the Jets struggled all season and finished fourth-last in the league after giving up nearly 28 points per game on average. After a disastrous end to the season, the Jets made a head coaching change in the offseason and brought in former Dolphins bench boss Adam Gase.
The Jets also made a big splash in free agency, signing star RB Le’ Veon Bell and former Ravens LB CJ Mosley.
Looking ahead to 2019, the Jets will once again be forced to find a way to dethrone the Patriots to win their first divisional title since 2002. They’ll have immediate help on defense from newly-drafted DT Quinnen Williams who, along with SS Jamaal Adams and DT Leonard Williams will give the Jets an exciting young defensive core to build around.
Last year the Jets were one of the league’s worst teams vs. the point spread but were the second-best team at hitting overs on point totals. The Jets had two four-game over streaks last season and in general, were one of the more up and down teams to bet on in the entire league.
The development of Sam Darnold is the big storyline for the Jets this season, especially with the offseason additions of Gase and Bell.
Take a closer look at these key betting stats and trends if you plan to wager on the Jets:
For local Jets fans who want to put some money down on the game, there are currently four land-based sportsbooks accepting bets. Hopes are high that more options, including online betting sites, will become available soon.
Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow submitted a joint bill to expand the accessibility of legal sports gambling in New York.
For gamblers located within driving distance, New Jersey offers tons of great legal sports betting options including online sportsbooks.
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