The New York metropolitan area is home to the New York Jets, an American football team that competes at the professional level.
The New York Jets are a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL), which is the professional football league in the United States.
Since 1968, the Jets have made 13 appearances in the postseason, including four appearances in the AFC Championship Game, the most recent of which was in 2010,
when they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Formerly a member of the American Football League (AFL), the New York Jets were a franchise in the city of New York, New York
. The team was originally known as the Titans of New York and competed at the Polo Grounds when it was first established in 1959. By purchasing the team for $1 million in 1963, a five-man syndicate rescued the
organization from the prospect of going bankrupt. Weeb Ewbank was brought on by the Jets’ owners to serve as general manager, and Joe Namath was selected to play quarterback for the team.
Both Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez were instrumental in guiding the team to consecutive appearances in the AFC Championship Game in 2009 and 2010.
Following the 2014 campaign, in which the team finished with a record of 4–12, Sanchez was waived, and Ryan and general manager John Idzik were let go of their positions.