New York Jets – Background, History, Opponents, and Schedule

By RayPublished on: February 22, 2024 Updated on: March 5, 2024
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The New York Jets (NY Jets) are a professional football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as an American Football Conference East division member. They have been playing competitive football since the 1960 season as a member of the American Football League (AFL).

The Jets were established in August 1959 as the Titans of New York, as an original member of the AFL. They joined the NFL in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger. They started their football journey in 1960 at the Polo Grounds. The team was renamed to the New York Jets in 1963.

The Jets’ most notable success in their NFL history is their victory in Super Bowl III where they defeated the Baltimore Colts in 1969. It is their only Super Bowl/championship win. Besides, the Jets have made their appearances in the AFC Championship games in 1998, 2009, and 2010.

Their Home Stadiums

The Jets have played in a few venues as their home stadiums over the years. Their home venues have shifted from iconic New York locations to sharing a state-of-the-art stadium with the NY Giants. Here is a list of New York Jets’ home stadiums throughout their history:

Polo Grounds

The Jets, then known as the Titans of New York, played their first three seasons at the Polo Grounds. The stadium is located in Upper Manhattan.

Shea Stadium

After playing in the Polo Grounds for three seasons, the Jets moved to Shea Stadium in Queen in 1964. This venue served as the Jets’ home during their Super Bowl III victory.

Giants Stadium

The New York Jets relocated to the Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 1984 and played there for 26 seasons until 2009.

MetLife Stadium

The Jets moved to MetLife Stadium, still in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2010. They share the stadium with the New York Giants. It is one of the largest stadiums in the NFL by seating capacity and hosted the Super Bowl XLVIII.

Active Roster

Player # Position Height College
Israel Abanikanda
25 RB 5-11 Pittsburgh

Tony Adams

22 S 6-0 Illinois

Mekhi Becton

77 T 6-7 Louisville

Jarrick Bernard-Converse

29 S 6-1 LSU

Jason Brownlee

16 WR 6-2 Southern Mississippi

Michael Carter II

30 CB 5-10 Duke

Irvin Charles

19 WR 6-4 Indiana (Pa.)

Micheal Clemons

72 DL 6-5 Texas A&M

Randall Cobb

18 WR 5-10 Kentucky

Tyler Conklin

83 TE 6-3 Central Michigan

Ashtyn Davis

21 S 6-1 California

Austin Deculus

64 OL 6-5 LSU

Brandin Echols

26 CB 5-10 Kentucky

Sam Eguavoen

52 LB 6-0 Texas Tech

John Franklin-Myers

91 DL 6-4 Stephen F. Austin St.

Sauce Gardner

1 CB 6-3 Cincinnati

Xavier Gipson

82 WR 5-9 Stephen F. Austin State

Chris Glaser

63 OL 6-4 Virginia

Breece Hall

20 RB 6-1 Iowa State

Bryce Hall

37 CB 6-1 Virginia

Justin Hardee

34 CB 6-1 Illinois

Bruce Hector

98 DL 6-2 University of South Florida

Thomas Hennessy

42 LS 6-2 Duke

Jalyn Holmes

97 DL 6-5 Ohio State

Bryce Huff

47 LB 6-3 Memphis

Jermaine Johnson

11 LB 6-5 Florida State

Zack Kuntz

81 TE 6-8 Old Dominion

Carl Lawson

58 DL 6-2 Auburn

Allen Lazard

10 WR 6-5 Iowa State

Marcelino McCrary-Ball

41 LB 6-0 Indiana

Will McDonald IV

99 DL 6-3 Iowa State

Max Mitchell

61 OL 6-6 Louisiana

Thomas Morstead

5 P 6-4 SMU

C.J. Mosley

57 LB 6-2 Alabama

Xavier Newman

65 OL 6-2 Baylor

D.J. Reed

4 CB 5-9 Kansas State

Aaron Rodgers

8 QB 6-2 California

Brett Rypien

15 QB 6-2 Boise State

Jamien Sherwood

44 LB 6-2 Auburn

Trevor Siemian

14 QB 6-3 Northwestern

Chazz Surratt

55 LB 6-2 North Carolina

Solomon Thomas

94 DL 6-2 Stanford

Joe Tippmann

66 C 6-6 Wisconsin

Laken Tomlinson

78 G 6-3 Duke

Billy Turner

54 T 6-5 North Dakota State

Xazavian Valladay

35 RB 6-0 Arizona State

Carter Warren

67 T 6-5 Pittsburgh

Jordan Whitehead

3 S 5-10 Pittsburgh

Quincy Williams

56 LB 5-11 Murray State

Quinnen Williams

95 DL 6-3 Alabama

Garrett Wilson

17 WR 6-0 Ohio State

Kenny Yeboah

88 TE 6-3 Mississippi

Greg Zuerlein

9 K 6-0 Missouri Western

New York Jets Opponents for the Regular Season 2024

The New York Jets will play eight games at home and nine on the road in the regular NFL season 2024. Their opponents for the season are:


Divisional Opponents

AFC Opponents

NFC Opponents

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks


Divisional Opponents

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots

AFC Opponents

NFC Opponents

About Author: Ray

As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.