Ultimate Quiz On NFL: New York Jets! Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Who signed with the New York Jets for $427,000 on January 2, 1965?

    • A.

      Don Maynard

    • B.

      Joe Namath

    • C.

      Matt Snell

    • D.

      Sammy Baugh

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Namath
    Explanation
    Joe Namath signed with the New York Jets for $427,000 on January 2, 1965. He is a former professional American football quarterback and is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history. Namath played for the Jets from 1965 to 1976, leading them to victory in Super Bowl III in 1969. His signing with the Jets for such a significant amount of money was a groundbreaking moment in professional football, as it helped establish the modern era of high player salaries.

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  • 2. 

    The New York Titans became the Jets due to their proximity to which airport?

    • A.

      Newark

    • B.

      LaGuardia

    • C.

      Idlewild

    • D.

      JFK

    Correct Answer
    B. LaGuardia
    Explanation
    The New York Titans became the Jets due to their proximity to LaGuardia airport. This suggests that the team may have chosen the name "Jets" as a reference to the airport, which is located in Queens, New York, and is one of the major airports serving the New York City area. The proximity to LaGuardia airport could have influenced the team's decision to adopt the name "Jets" as a way to connect with the local community and represent the city they were based in.

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  • 3. 

    Who did the New York Jets beat 30-7 in their first game at Shea Stadium?

    • A.

      Baltimore Colts

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • D.

      Chicago Bears

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver Broncos
    Explanation
    The New York Jets beat the Denver Broncos 30-7 in their first game at Shea Stadium.

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  • 4. 

    Who did the New York Jets defeat for their only AFL Championship?

    • A.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • B.

      St. Louis Rams

    • C.

      Miami Dolphins

    • D.

      Oakland Raiders

    Correct Answer
    D. Oakland Raiders
    Explanation
    The New York Jets defeated the Oakland Raiders for their only AFL Championship.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the nightclub that Joe Namath refused to sell during the 1969 season?

    • A.

      Joe Willie's

    • B.

      The Penthouse

    • C.

      Bachelor's III

    • D.

      Broadway Joe's

    Correct Answer
    C. Bachelor's III
    Explanation
    During the 1969 season, Joe Namath refused to sell Bachelor's III nightclub.

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  • 6. 

    Which team scored two TDs in the final 42 seconds to defeat the New York Jets in the "Heidi Game"?

    • A.

      San Diego Chargers

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      Houston Oilers

    • D.

      Oakland Raiders

    Correct Answer
    D. Oakland Raiders
    Explanation
    In the famous "Heidi Game," the Oakland Raiders scored two touchdowns in the final 42 seconds to defeat the New York Jets. This game is remembered for its controversial ending, as the television network cut away from the live broadcast to show the movie "Heidi," causing many viewers to miss the Raiders' comeback. The Raiders' late surge secured their victory and made this game one of the most memorable in NFL history.

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  • 7. 

    In 1975, who became the first running back in New York Jets' history to break the 1,000-yard barrier?

    • A.

      John Riggins

    • B.

      O.J. Simpson

    • C.

      Gale Sayers

    • D.

      Eric Dickerson

    Correct Answer
    A. John Riggins
    Explanation
    In 1975, John Riggins became the first running back in New York Jets' history to break the 1,000-yard barrier.

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  • 8. 

    Which former college coach led the New York Jets to a dismal 3-11 record in 1976?

    • A.

      Paul Bryant

    • B.

      Bobby Bowden

    • C.

      Joe Paterno

    • D.

      Lou Holtz

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Holtz
    Explanation
    Lou Holtz is the correct answer because he was a former college coach who led the New York Jets to a dismal 3-11 record in 1976. This indicates that Holtz was not successful in his coaching role with the Jets during that season.

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  • 9. 

    In 1964, who was the first New York Jet to earn Rookie of the Year honors?

    • A.

      Joe Namath

    • B.

      Don Maynard

    • C.

      John Riggins

    • D.

      Matt Snell

    Correct Answer
    D. Matt Snell
    Explanation
    Matt Snell was the first New York Jet to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 1964.

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  • 10. 

    The New York Jets' 1981 defense earned which nickname?

    • A.

      Wall Street Warriors

    • B.

      New York Sack Exchange

    • C.

      Shea Stadium Snipers

    • D.

      Monsters Of The Meadowlands

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Sack Exchange
    Explanation
    The New York Jets' 1981 defense was known as the New York Sack Exchange. This nickname was given to them because of their exceptional ability to sack the opposing team's quarterback. The defense was known for its aggressive and dominant play, constantly putting pressure on the quarterback and disrupting the opposing team's offense. The nickname "New York Sack Exchange" highlights the team's prowess in sacking the quarterback and their overall dominance on the field.

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  • 11. 

    In 1980, The New York Jets were the only team to lose to which titan of ineffectiveness?

    • A.

      Phoenix Cardinals

    • B.

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • C.

      New Orleans Saints

    • D.

      Detroit Lions

    Correct Answer
    C. New Orleans Saints
    Explanation
    The New York Jets were the only team to lose to the New Orleans Saints in 1980. This suggests that the New Orleans Saints had a particularly ineffective season, as they were unable to secure a victory against any other team.

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  • 12. 

    Which New York Jet set an NFL record that stood for 17 years with 22 sacks in 1984?

    • A.

      Michael Strahan

    • B.

      Abdul Salaam

    • C.

      Mark Gastineau

    • D.

      Joe Klecko

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Gastineau
    Explanation
    Mark Gastineau is the correct answer because he set an NFL record with 22 sacks in 1984 while playing for the New York Jets. This record stood for 17 years until it was broken by Michael Strahan in 2001. Gastineau's exceptional performance in 1984 made him one of the most dominant pass rushers in NFL history.

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  • 13. 

    In 1984, The New York Jets began to play their home games in what stadium?

    • A.

      Columbia Stadium

    • B.

      Giants Stadium

    • C.

      Yankee Stadium

    • D.

      Shea Stadium

    Correct Answer
    B. Giants Stadium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Giants Stadium. In 1984, The New York Jets started playing their home games in Giants Stadium. This stadium, located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was the home of both the Jets and the New York Giants. It was a multi-purpose stadium and had a seating capacity of over 80,000. Giants Stadium was in use from 1976 until 2010 when it was demolished to make way for MetLife Stadium, which is now the home of both teams.

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  • 14. 

    A November 9th, 1997 showdown against which rival set a New York Jets home attendance record?

    • A.

      New York Giants

    • B.

      Miami Dolphins

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      Buffalo Bills

    Correct Answer
    B. Miami Dolphins
    Explanation
    On November 9th, 1997, the New York Jets had a showdown against their rival, the Miami Dolphins, which resulted in a new home attendance record for the Jets. This suggests that the game attracted a large number of spectators to the stadium, indicating the popularity and significance of the rivalry between the two teams.

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  • 15. 

    How many wins did Rich Kotite tally during his two years as New York Jets head coach?

    • A.

      Twelve

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    Rich Kotite tallied four wins during his two years as the New York Jets head coach.

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