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The Jets and Denver Broncos completed a nine-player deal. The Jets sent Dick Guesman, Ed Cooke, Charlie Janerette, Jim Price and Sid Fournet to Denver for Gene Prebola, Wahoo McDaniel, Gordy Holtz and Bob Zeman.
The AFL and NBC announced a five-year, $36 million TV contract starting with the 1965 season.
The Jets officially moved into Shea Stadium with a season-opening 30-6 thumping of the Broncos. Jets TE Gene Heeter scored the first Shea TD on a 16-yard pass from Dick Wood.
The Jets, playing before their first Shea sellout, disappointed the crowd of 61,929 in a 20-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets traded rights to QB Jerry Rhome, their 25th-round draft pick, to Houston for a first-round choice, with which they selected Alabama QB Joe Namath
Snell, after rushing for 948 yards and catching 56 passes for 393 yards more, was named the AFL's Rookie of the Year.
1964 New York Jets
|Regular Season Record: 5-8-1|
|12/06/64||@ San Diego||3-38||Stats|
|12/20/64||@ Kansas City||7-24||Stats|
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