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  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 11:30 PM - 11:59 PM EDT Jets Post Game: Bears at Jets Reactions and on-field interviews with Jets players immediately following every Jets game
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Jets Extra Point Analysis of the previous week’s game and exclusive interivews with Jets players and coaches
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Inside the Jets

    “Discuss the team’s gameday performance and the Jets’ match-up for the upcoming week. Hosted by Bob Wischusen,“Inside the Jets Radio Show" on ESPN New York 98.7FM is aired weekly the day after every game throughout the season.”

  • Wed., Sep. 24, 2014 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM EDT Jets Open Mic

    Exclusive live "start-to-finish" coverage of Rex Ryan's press conferences

  • Wed., Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Jets Extra Point Analysis of the previous week’s game and exclusive interivews with Jets players and coaches
  • Thu., Sep. 25, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Jets Game Plan

    A comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup

  • Fri., Sep. 26, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Jets Game Plan A comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup
  • Sat., Sep. 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Jets Game Plan A comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup
  • Sun., Sep. 28, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT Jets Post Game: Lions at Jets Reactions and on-field interviews with Jets players immediately following every Jets game
  • Sun., Sep. 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Jets Post Game: Lions at Jets Reactions and on-field interviews with Jets players immediately following every Jets game

History

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Year in Review - 1959

August 14, AFL Kickoff

The American Football League's first organizational meeting was held in Chicago under the leadership of Lamar Hunt of Dallas. Charter franchises were granted to New York and Harry Wismer; Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver and Houston.

November 22, Feeling a Draft

The AFL held its first draft, lasting 33 rounds, then 20 more rounds 10 days later. The New York Titans took Notre Dame QB George Izo with their first overall pick.

December 1, Divisions of Labor

The league established its divisional setup, grouping the Titans in the East with Boston, Buffalo, Houston and placing Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and Oakland in the West.

December 18, Baugh's The Boss

Wismer hired Hall of Famer-to-be Sammy Baugh as the first coach of the New York Titans at $28,000 a year.

All-Time Roster

1959 New York Jets
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1959 Pro Bowlers
TE-WR Richard Caster
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1959 Awards
MARTIN Joe Namath
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