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The New York Jets is a well-recognized football team that is part of the national league. Throughout all the games it has played, the main rivalries of the team were Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, and several others. The latter and Jets even share the same stadium, making them the only intracity rivalries in the league’s history. Although the club is ready to pay a high price for a contract with a player, the Jets have only one Super Bowl title on the list of their achievements.

Meaning and History

New York Jets Logo history

Since 1959, a new American football team has been playing as part of the league. It was called the New York Titans. Unfortunately, the team was facing bankruptcy, so it was sold to a new owner who named the team The New York Jets. The 1963 also marked the time when the team moved to a different stadium. It was not long before the jets became the first team in the American league to defeat an NFL club when they defeated the Baltimore Colts in 1968. There were more than ten playoffs and four AFC Championship games.

What is New York Jets?
The New York Jets is a football team with a long history and world recognition. Thus, it is not surprising that the team also has a large fan base and strong support systems.

1960 – 1962

New York Jets Logo 1960

It all started with “The Titans of New York”. “The” was done in small, black typeface, while “Titans” was written in large, gold letters and for a contrast, a thin black outline was added. The first “T” extended slightly lower than all the other letters, creating a kind of a frame for the remaining words. The location part was also written in all capital letters, but the font was smaller and black. To the left, there was a very realistic image of a running football player. It was black and white.


New York Jets Logo 1963

An airplane icon with smooth and simplistic lines done in green served as the base of the emblem. Across the image, it stated “Jets” in bold, large letters. The letters were white with the first letter extending below and above the other letters, which made it look like it was capitalized.

1964 – 1966

New York Jets Logo 1964

The team maintained the same color scheme. The team used the wordmark it already had but it switched to a green color and added a white outline. Underneath, it had an icon of a green football with grip lines colored in white. Behind it, there were two large capital letters standing for New York. Green served as an outline for completely white lines. The whole logo was also framed by a green border that resembled an outline of a football.

1967 – 1969

New York Jets Logo 1967

Not long after, the team switched the colors. Now, a dominant color was green, while white was used for “Jets” and an image of a football underneath.

1970 – 1977

New York Jets Logo 1970

The redesign of 1970 plays with the hue of green, making it deeper and closer to the forest or moss shade. The white elements, including the solid and the outlines lettering, remain in their places and keep their contours, but due to a stronger color contrast they now look a bit more elegant, with the “Jets” becoming visually smaller, hence the whole badge gets a more balanced appearance. This version of the logo has been in use for about seven years, but the new shade of green remained untouched after another redesign. 

1978 – 1997

New York Jets Logo 1978

A more stylish and simplistic logo was introduced in 1978. It was simply the word “Jets”. It used a completely different font that had italicized, uppercase letters. This, along with an airplane wing-like figure extending from the first letter above all the other letters, created a feeling of movement. The emblem had a darker shade of green.

1998 – 2018

New York Jets Logo 1998

The team brought back the emblem it had in the late 1960s.  There were some adjustments, though. First of all, it was the color, which got darker. In addition, the football image inside the emblem has been redrawn, with the grip lines being in the center now. The emblem border was also a simple oval shape.

2019 – Today

New York Jets Logo

Another update in 2019 brought changes not only to the shape of the whole emblem, which now resembled a football, but also to the color.  The logo also got lighter like it used to be. All the elements inside were white. The wordmark now spelled out the full name, with the word “Jets” being moved slightly down and even behind the football image to give space above for a new line. The football also changed its shape, but the grip lines were still in the center.