3 Greatest Quarterbacks in Jets History
By Max Staley
The New York Jets are one of the NFL's most iconic franchises. While their name hasn't always been synonymous with success, they've had some great stretches in their history, and the fanbase is undoubtedly among the NFL's most passionate.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the three greatest quarterbacks in Jets' history.
3. Vinny Testaverde (1998-05)
Vinny Testaverde essentially defines the term "journeyman QB" but he played some of his best years with Gang Green. He's the only quarterback inside the Jets' top four in terms of QB wins to actually have a winning record with the team. Testaverde's best year as a Jet came in 1998, when he led the team to a 12-1 record across his 13 starts and threw 29 touchdowns to 7 interceptions while earning himself a Pro Bowl nod.
2. Chad Pennington (2000-07)
Chad Pennington never had the rocket arm that so many great NFL signal-callers do, but he made up for it with precise accuracy and a remarkable football IQ. Injuries frequently limited Pennington throughout his eight seasons in New York, but he was a solid presence at the helm of the Jets offense for years.
1. Joe Namath (1965-76)
Of course, the Jets' best quarterback is the only one who has brought a Lombardi Trophy to the team: Joe Namath. Broadway Joe doesn't have gaudy statistics, he threw 170 TDs to 215 interceptions and he was 60-61-4 in 136 games with the team. But he brought a flair and charisma to the position that no one in Jets' history has been able to match since.
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