1966 New York Jets Preview

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Sports Illustrated had lofty preseason praise for the 1966 New York Jets.  Coming off a 5-8-1 record in ’65, Joe Namath was developing well behind a strong offensive line, and had great offensive tools in Maynard, Sauer, Snell and Boozer.  The defense, however, was shaky, with several new players at key positions.  The end result was a 6-6-2 record for Weeb, Joe and the boys, but in just two short years they would stun the world with their victory in Super Bowl III!


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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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One Response to 1966 New York Jets Preview

  1. billd says:

    What is interesting about reading these articles is how it jogs a reader’s memory. I knew that John Huarte was traded to by the Jets to the Patriots. I forgot it was for Jim Colclough and a draft pick. Colclough, who was an ex-Canadian League and original AFL player, did not stick with the Jets in 1966 but played three more years back with the Patriots.

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