1999 New York Jets season

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1999 New York Jets season
Head coach Bill Parcells
Owner Estate of Leon Hess
Home field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place T-4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 1999 New York Jets season was the 40th season for the team, the 30th in the National Football League and the third year and final year under Bill Parcells and was also the last season that the Jets were under the ownership of the Hess family. Owner Leon Hess died before the season began and, per his directive, the team was to be sold after his death. The process for vetting potential buyers proceeded during the entire season and shortly after it concluded, the winning buyer was revealed as Johnson & Johnson heir Woody Johnson.

The Jets have failed to improve upon its 12–4 record from 1998, a season where the Jets won the AFC East and ended the season with a loss in the AFC Championship Game, Mainly due to Vinny Testaverde's ruptured Achilles' tendon and starting running back Leon Johnson tore two ligaments in his knee and both were forced to miss the remainder of the season.

Due to Testaverde's injury, the Jets were forced to use three different quarterbacks during the season. Parcells used punter Tom Tupa, who had begun his career as a quarterback, to replace Testaverde in the opening game against the Patriots but pulled him in favor of Rick Mirer. Parcells acquired Mirer in a trade with the Green Bay Packers during the offseason and made room for Mirer by trading Glenn Foley.

Parcells announced his retirement shortly after the 1999 season concluded and announced that defensive coordinator Bill Belichick, who had been his designated successor, would take over. However, Belichick decided shortly after taking the position that he no longer wanted it and instead chose to become the head coach of the Patriots. Thus, Parcells promoted linebackers coach Al Groh to replace him while he stayed on for an additional year in the front office.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Roster

New York Jets 1999 final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 12, 1999 New England Patriots L 30–28 Giants Stadium
78,227
2 September 19, 1999 at Buffalo Bills L 17–3 Ralph Wilson Stadium
68,839
3 September 26, 1999 Washington Redskins L 27–20 Giants Stadium
78,161
4 October 3, 1999 at Denver Broncos W 21–13 Mile High Stadium
74,181
5 October 11, 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars L 16–6 Giants Stadium
78,216
6 October 17, 1999 Indianapolis Colts L 16–13 Giants Stadium
78,112
7 October 24, 1999 at Oakland Raiders L 24–23 Network Associates Coliseum
47,326
8 Bye
9 November 7, 1999 Arizona Cardinals W 12–7 Giants Stadium
77,857
10 November 15, 1999 at New England Patriots W 24–17 Foxboro Stadium
59,077
11 November 21, 1999 Buffalo Bills W 17–7 Giants Stadium
79,285
12 November 28, 1999 at Indianapolis Colts L 13–6 RCA Dome
56,689
13 December 5, 1999 at New York Giants L 41–28 Giants Stadium
78,200
14 December 12, 1999 Miami Dolphins W 28–20 Giants Stadium
78,246
15 December 19, 1999 at Dallas Cowboys W 22–21 Texas Stadium
64,271
16 December 27, 1999 at Miami Dolphins W 38–31 Pro Player Stadium
74,230
17 January 2, 2000 Seattle Seahawks W 19–9 Giants Stadium
78,154

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Indianapolis Colts 13 3 0 .813 423 333 L1
(5) Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 320 229 W3
(6) Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 326 336 L2
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 308 309 W4
New England Patriots 8 8 0 .500 299 284 W1

References

External links

  • 1999 team stats
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