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New York Jets - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Before the city of Tennessee landed the old Houston Oilers and renamed them to the Titans, there was a Titans team in New York City that would become the Jets. Their very first pick in 1965 with the AFL’s number one overall pick would become known as “Broadway Joe.” Joe Namath would lead the old AFL to its first victory in the Super Bowl over the NFL in 1969 in a monstrous upset over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. By far, Namath is the best first-round pick the Jets have ever made. Rivaling Namath would be Keyshawn Johnson but the best of their first-round picks would be honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions: John Riggins (1971), Richard Todd (1976), Marvin Powell (1977), Marty Lyons (1979), Freeman McNeil (1981), Al Toon (1985), James Farrior (1997), Chad Pennington (2000), Santana Moss (2001), Jonathan Vilma (2004), Nick Mangold (2006), Darrelle Revis (2007), Sheldon Richardson (2013), Jamal Adams (2017)

Harv Aronson

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