Take a tour through franchise history – Part 2
By Mark Kelly
As the New York Jets prepare for another new season, here is Part 2 of a trip through franchise history.
As we prepare for the season opener, I wanted to set the season up by looking into the past and how the New York Jets got to where they currently are in 2016. Whether you are a long-time fan or a total Jets novice, this is a trip down memory lane you will enjoy and hopefully, learn something you didn’t know before.
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For the longtime fan, you will remember the painful and few joyful memories, while the beginner will learn many different eras of Jets football and suddenly be able to reminisce with longtime fans about the past.
In Part 1 of this series, we talked about Joe Namath and what his signing meant to a struggling AFL, as well as the important part the Jets played in the formation of the new NFL.
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In Part 2, we examine what the new NFL looked like when the AFL and NFL played their first season together in 1970.
The Jets were part of the newly formed AFC East, and after winning the Eastern Division their last two seasons in the AFL.
Many predicted the Jets and their strong armed, confident quarterback would be major players in the new league.
I have done this in podcast form, which is part of my “HIT THE MARK!” podcast that I manage.
The great thing about my podcast is besides being filled with historical information on sports as our motto “The FIRST in Sports Education” suggests, it was started to draw attention to the battle cancer survivors fight who suffer from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
So without further ado, here is Part 2 of my tour through Jets history:
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Overall, if you enjoy this tour through franchise history, please leave comments below as I thoroughly enjoy remembering the past and seeing how it impacts the future of this franchise.