When the AFL and NFL merged, the Jets had perhaps the top quarterback in the sport as the league started its takeover as the great American pastime.
One would have figured that although Joe Namath couldn't last forever, the New York Jets could at least field a quarterback who even approached Namath's prolific career.
It just simply hasn't happened.
While the Jets have had some fan favorites who have had their share of success, for nearly four decades, the Jets have rolled out over-matched rookies, over-the-hill veterans or quarterbacks who flat-out just do not belong in the NFL.
Altogether, the Jets have had 24 different starting quarterbacks since Namath gave way to Richard Todd in 1976.
This cringe-worthy slideshow ranks those 24 signal-callers, for better or worse.