Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Celebrity

Who founded New York Jets?

Harry Wismer founded the New York Jets  on August 14, 1959



Harry Wismer

When Harry Wismer, a businessman, was awarded a charter franchise in the American Football League, he had long been interested in sports. Prior to his knee injury ending his playing career at Michigan State, Wismer was a three-sport letterman in high school and went on to play football at the University of Florida and Florida State University.

Wismer was unfazed, and he began his broadcasting career at Michigan State, where he became a pioneer in the field. Later, Wismer, as an owner of the Titans, developed a league-wide policy allowing fair distribution of television rights among teams.




It was decided that Wismer would be a good fit for the American Football League and that he would be awarded a franchise in New York City to develop. It was Wismer’s goal to see his club and league succeed, and his thought was that “who you know matters most.”



Due to the Titans’ lackluster first two seasons, as well as declining attendance in the team’s second season, his efforts resulted in a significant amount of financial debt. The franchise was acquired for $1 million by the Gotham Football Club, Inc., which was headed by Sonny Werblin in 1963.

Spread the love
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Sports

The New York Jets have seen a plethora of talented players since the merger of the American and National Football Leagues. While it may...

Sports

The New York Jets are a New York City-based American football franchise. The New York Jets are a member of the American Football Conference...

Sports

During a four-year period beginning with 2011, the Jets had a dismal record in the NFL Draft. The Jets’ draft record was the third-worst...

Sports

The New York Jets are a pro Football team headquartered in New York City. A member of the American Football Conference East, the New...