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The Jets traded their first-round draft pick, 12th overall, to New Orleans for DE Billy Newsome.
Al Ward, vice president of the Dallas Cowboys, was named Jets general manager to succeed Weeb Ewbank, who had retired.
Joe Namath turned down a reported multimillion-dollar World Football League contract to sign a two-year contract with Jets.
The final preseason game between the Jets and New England was canceled when the Patriots’ players went on strike. The Jets' players voted to support the strike and walked out of camp the week of their season opener at Buffalo (Sept. 16). The strike was settled and the Jets returned (Sept. 18).
Japan's Emperor Hirohito attended the Jets' home opener, a 36-7 romp over the Patriots at Shea Stadium.
Charley Winner was dismissed as head coach after the Jets lost six games in a row and were in the AFC East cellar with a 2-7 record. Offensive coordinator Ken Shipp was named interim head coach.
John Riggins finished the Jets phase of his Hall of Fame career by becoming the first back in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Riggins' fifth consecutive 100-yard game, for 121 yards against the Cowboys, gave him 1,005 for the season.
1975 New York Jets
|Regular Season Record: 3-11-0|
|09/28/75||@ Kansas City||30-24||Stats|
|12/07/75||@ New England||30-28||Stats|
|12/15/75||@ San Diego||16-24||Stats|
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