Category Archives: New York Jets

Jets @ Raiders Film – Preseason 1963

I found this neat bit of film on YouTube recently.  It shows the highlights of the New York Jets playing a preseason game in 1963, against the Oakland Raiders.  The game, played before a mere 8,317 fans, featured the former Titans in all-white uniforms, before they unveiled the new jet logo.

When Wahoo Became a Jet

I love old sports cartoons.  Willard Mullin, Bill Gallo, Murray Olderman…

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John Huarte – The Jets Other 1965 Bonus Baby

It is often overlooked that the New York Jets drafted two quarterbacks in 1965.  Everyone knows the story of Joe Namath and the $427,000 contract.  However, with their 12th-round selection, the Jets also picked up Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy winner, John Huarte.

Huarte battled Namath for the starting spot, but fell to third string behind Namath and Mike Taliaferro.  He was traded to the Boston Patriots in 1966.  The following page comes from the Pats 1967 team yearbook. read more

Winston Hill Deserves to be in Canton

Winston Hill may be the most underrated of the great AFL tackles.  When considering the top tackles in the league, Ron Mix, Jim Tyrer, Stew Barber and a few others come to mind.  Hill ranks right up there with the best of them, yet somehow never seems to receive the respect that he deserves.

Hill is an All-Time AFL Second Team member, and was selected to eight AFL All-Star and NFL Pro Bowl games.  He was a dominant player both before and after the merger, yet like so many other AFL stars, he still has no spot in Canton. read more

Jack Klotz Entered Pennsylvanie HoF

Jack Klotz was a relatively large (for the time – 6’4″, and 260 lbs.) offensive tackle who played in the American Football League from 1960-1964.  During that time Klotz played for the New York Titans, San Diego Chargers (three games), New York Jets and ultimately, Houston Oilers.

In 2010, Jack Klotz was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.  His old team, the Jets, put out the following piece on their website. read more