How did the NY Jets get their name?
because they wanted to
Over the course of 43 years, the Jets and the Steelers have played each other a total of 23 times, including playoffs, with the Steelers winning 19 of those games. NY Jets -VS- Pittsburgh Steelers 23. Oct 13, 2013 @ NY- Pitt 19 Jets 6 22. Sep 16, 2012 @ Pitt- Jets 10 Pitt 27 2011- No match up 21. Postseason - Jan 23, 2011 @ Pitt- Jets 19 Pitt 24 20. Dec 19, 2010…
When the club, then the NY Titans, was purchased in 1963, co-owner David "Sonny" Werblin wanted to personify the Jet age, so he renamed the team the Jets. The story that it was because they played at Shea Stadium misses that the 1963 Jets played at the Polo Grounds and did not play at Shea until 1964, their fifth year of existence and second as the Jets.