inaccurate. We won the division in 2002.
Recently, ESPN compiled a list of the top-25 most miserable fanbases in professional sports. The Jets came in No. 6, moving up four spots from No. 10 because the Patriots raised their sixth Lombardi Trophy just two months prior.
Here’s ESPN’s explanation for the ranking :
Another entry in “The Patriots are ruining our lives” club, the Jets are on the cusp of the top 5 after another lost season that ended with their sworn enemy hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy. That makes eight consecutive non-playoff seasons for New York, the third-worst drought in the NFL behind the Browns and the Buccaneers.What’s even more painful is that the Jets had Bill Belichick as their coach for 24 hours in January 2000, only for him to leave and go to New England. The years since have seen disappointment, heartbreak, agony with an extremely embarrassing butt fumble as the cherry on top. The Jets are now 50 years removed from Joe Namath’s guarantee and Super Bowl victory. Quite frankly, we have no idea how Fireman Ed can keep going with this franchise, in costume or not.
Jets fans have every right to be upset. The team has not made the playoffs in nine years and the one season they went over .500, they missed the playoffs, going 10-6.
When Adam Gase takes the sideline for the Jets’ Week 1 game, he will become their sixth head coach since 2000. New Yorkers are counting on him to bring about change.The tides seem to be turning in the Jets’ favor. The team recently unveiled new uniforms for a new era of football, led by Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams. New York seems to have found the franchise quarterback its been searching for since Broadway Joe Namath. However, most of the Jets faithful is being cautiously optimistic, as this is unchartered territory for Gang Green.
While success appears to be on the horizon, ESPN still believes that suffering and being a Jets fan are synonymous.