The New York Jets are a storied franchise that has its roots in the AFL. They were known as the New York Titans from 1960-62. After becoming the Jets, they won their only Super Bowl after the 1968 season.
They compiled an 11-3 season, defeated the Oakland Raiders 27-23 in the AFC Championship game, and then did the same to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III on Jan. 12, 1969. It’s viewed as one of the most famous games in NFL history, thanks in part to Joe Namath, the Jets’ star quarterback.
These Jets, however, have not reached the playoffs since 2010. Is this the year they reverse those fortunes? Check the live odds for each game below plus some more tips for betting on the Jets at New Jersey online sportsbooks.
Do the Jets maybe have playoff expectations for this year? Does their fate rest again on the improvement of an untested quarterback and a strengthened defense? See below for the best current odds at NJ online sportsbooks for the next Jets game:
The NY Jets won their one and only Super Bowl in 1969. The team has the longest drought — 52 years — in the league. But hope springs eternal in the Jets fan base. Below find the best available Jets’ odds of winning the Super Bowl or the AFC title. Click the odds to go directly to the sportsbook.
QB Sam Darnold has left the Jets, and first round, second overall 2021 pick QB Zach Wilson is expected to fill his shoes. Check the latest props odds for Wilson below:
|Sep. 12||Carolina Panthers||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sep. 19||New England Patriots||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sep. 26||Denver Broncos||Away||4:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 3||Tennessee Titans||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 10||Atlanta Falcons||Away||9:30 a.m.||NFLN|
|Oct. 24||New England Patriots||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 31||Cincinnati Bengals||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 4||Indianapolis Colts||Away||8:20 p.m.||FOX/NFLN/AMAZON|
|Nov. 14||Buffalo Bills||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 21||Miami Dolphins||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 29||Houston Texans||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 5||Philadelphia Eagles||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 12||New Orleans Saints||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 18||Miami Dolphins||Away||TBD||TBD|
|Dec. 26||Jacksonville Jaguars||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Jan. 2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Jan. 9||Buffalo Bills||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
The Jets raised expectations of a good 2019-20 season by rallying from a 1-7 start to finish 7-9. It was a 6-2 second half of the season, best in the AFC East.
They were 31st of 32 NFL teams offensively, with 276 points. They were 16th defensively, allowing 359 points.
Two games likely kept the Jets out of their first playoff appearance since 2010. Had they won both, the Jets would have finished 9-7, a mark that did create a playoff berth for the Tennessee Titans.
In the opening game of the season, they had a 16-0 late third-quarter lead at home against the Buffalo Bills but suffered a 17-16 loss. Later, they were defeated by the then-winless Cincinnati Bengals.
They also suffered a significant early-season injury, when quarterback Darnold missed significant time because of mononucleosis. By the time he returned, they were 0-4.
On the flip side, the Jets scored two significant victories. One came against the New York Giants in the battle of the home stadium and another occurred against the Dallas Cowboys.
The odds listed above are all moneyline wagers. It is one of the most common betting markets on sports, followed closely by point spreads and totals (over/under). But other Jets betting markets are available, too.
Proposition bets, or props, pertain to most everything beyond the moneyline wager — which is the straight outcome of the game — and the point spread.
Because of prop wagering, a gambler can select from literally hundreds of bets on every Jets game. In most cases, these bets are specific to a particular athlete’s ability to reach a certain benchmark. Prop bets also often ask a question about a team or player’s chances in a single game or during a season.
Here are some of the most prominent prop bets you might see for Jets games:
This wager literally concerns a result that will be determined in the distant future. It’s essentially a season-long prop for a team or individual.
These bets are popular regarding team win totals, individual-yardage numbers, the MVP race, or a head-to-head matchup. Here are three examples of futures betting for the NY Jets:
Of course, any Jets bet requires a little forethought and knowledge about the team, its players, and the overall growth of the franchise. Here are a three tips to consider when betting on the Jets:
Here are the Jets’ top picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Jets have not fared well in the draft in the last decade. As their fans pine for picks like Joe Namath, Al Toon, Mark Gastineau, Mo Lewis, and Nick Mangold from years past, the Jets have not been able to use the draft to get back to the playoffs.
But there is optimism about this year’s group. Here are some of the drafted players of note from the last 10 years:
For the 2021-22 season, Zach Wilson is primed to be the starting quarterback for the NY Jets, after the team traded Sam Darnold before the NFL draft.
In the last 20 years, there were some good and not-so-good names to hold that role. Some starting quarterbacks for the Jets only lasted a year. Here is a list of the Jets’ starting quarterbacks in the last two decades:
The Jets have had some high-profile head coaches, including a Super Bowl winner. Only one of them, Bill Parcells, has a winning record of any coach who lasted more than one year. He fashioned a mark of 29-19 between 1997-99. Parcells previously guided the New York Giants to two Super Bowl championships.
Rex Ryan was a fan favorite for his refreshing candor to fans and sports media. He finished 46-50 with the Jets between 2009-14 but got them very close to an AFC title in 2010, when the Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19. Ryan’s father, Buddy, was an assistant coach with the Jets when they won the Super Bowl.
Weeb Ewbank hit a 71-77 mark with the Jets between 1963-73, but he also brought them the big one. It was Ewbank’s Jets who dismantled the Colts in Super Bowl III. Ewbank has the most lifetime wins of any Jets coach.
Lou Holtz, the famed Notre Dame coach, did not fare well in the NFL. He was 3-10 with the Jets in 1976 and resigned during the last week of the season.
Robert Saleh is the 2021 Jets coach. The rookie coach took over the reins from Adam Gase following the dismal 2-14 season in 2020.
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets, the New York Giants, and most recently the New York Guardians of the XFL, has been a centerpiece of the sports and entertainment world since its inception.
Besides hosting professional football, it has twice been the site of Wrestlemania, which drew more than 80,000 fans in their 2013 and 2019 events. MetLife Stadium was also the site of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014. It drew a crowd of 82,259 to watch the Seattle Seahawks crush the Denver Broncos 43-8.
To watch or listen to the Jets game in New Jersey, there are several options and more get rolled out each season.
The Jets are televised on CBS, although NBC, FOX and ESPN will show games. NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Red Zone will contain Jets games within their blanket coverage of all NFL games. NFL Red Zone picks up the live action of every game when a team reaches the outskirts of scoring territory (the Red Zone) and has no commercials in its seven-hour presentation.
Mobile and Live Streaming Options include:
Where do you go to take in the action? The choices are diverse throughout New Jersey. There are the obvious choices such as sportsbooks at Atlantic City casinos.
Here is a list of local bars that will showcase Jets games in New Jersey:
Black Bear Bar & Grill is home to one of the biggest TV displays in the surrounding area. In addition to its many other walls packed with over 50 HDTVs, Black Bear also has a 25-foot TV wall.
The Plank Road Inn boasts 40 TVs to watch any and every NFL game. Not to mention dart boards and arcade games as well as a jukebox are available to help you kill some time.
Asbury Ale House is known as one of the Jersey Shore’s premier sports bars. It has more than 40 TVs on which to watch the game and 50 beers on tap. About an hour south of the stadium in Central Jersey, its bar sports the Giants and Jets as team allegiances.
Jack’s Goal Line Stand offers the best of both worlds: It’s a traditional sports bar featuring 54 TVs and more than 60 beers on tap — but it’s also a family-style restaurant with 100-plus items on the menu. There are arcade games to keep the kids occupied while they wait for their food.
Mother’s Ale House will tempt a little razzle-dazzle for Jets fans. Their first team allegiance is the Giants, but if the teams can share the same stadium, why not the same bar? Mothers has more than 100 HDTVs spread out over two floors.
The New York Jets were owned by Harry Wismer from 1960-62 when they were the New York Titans. A five-member syndicate headed by Sonny Werblin purchased the team for $1 million in 1962, re-named them the Jets and held the reigns from 1963-67.
One of the members, Leon Hess, eventually bought out all the partners. He secured the final 50% for $10 million in the early 1980s, becoming sole owner of the team.
The value had skyrocketed to $635 million when Woody Johnson purchased the Jets in 2000. His brother Christopher Johnson became a co-owner in 2017.
Werblin was the most high-profile of the owners, signing Joe Namath to a then-unheard-of four-year contract of $427,000 in 1965. It put the Jets on the map and Namath would lead them to the team’s only Super Bowl.
Just one. The Jets captured the Super Bowl on Jan. 12, 1969, defeating the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III. They have not returned to the Super Bowl since.
The average ticket price in 2019-20 was $121. Numbers have been reported anywhere from $8 to $1,192.
Five numbers and one jacket. Retired numbers belong to Joe Namath (12), Don Maynard (13), Curtis Martin (28), Joe Klecko (73), and Dennis Byrd (90). There’s a retired jacket as well, worn by winningest coach Weeb Ewbank.