Joe Namath is the only quarterback to lead the Jets to the Promised Land.
Namath, who was eventually slowed by serious knee injuries, handed off the QB
mantle to Richard Todd.
who led the Jets to an AFC title game in 1982. But Todd had an erratic career
Precision-passer Ken O'Brien had some fine moments with the Jets,
but he may be best known for the QB the Jets took after passing
on Dan Marino in the 1983 Draft.
Browning Nagle was never able to completely establish himself
after the Jets took him in the 1991 Draft. He also played for the
Colts and Falcons - plus two Arena League squads.
Boomer Esiason helmed the Jets from 1993 to
1995, and the southpaw was one of the more
charismatic quarterbacks in team history.
Neil O'Donnell was a member of the Jets during the second and final season of the Rich
Kotite 'error' in 1996, as an injury-plagued O'Donnell and the Jets went 1-15.
Vinny Testaverde combined with Bill Parcells
to lead the Jets to a division title in 1998,
but they fell one game short of the Super
Bowl, falling in Denver in the AFC title game.
Testaverde played with the Jets from 1998
to 2003, and again in 2005.
Chad Pennington had a fast start to his NFL
career after the Jets selected the Marshall
star in the 2000 Draft, but eventually poor
arm strength and injuries caught up with him.
Now the Jets turn to Brett Favre, who has a Super Bowl title and will enter the Hall of
Fame when he does decide to retire (again).