Classic Photos of the New York Jets

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Sonny Werblin, Weeb Ewbank and Donald C. Lillis

1963

Fifty years ago, on March 28, 1963, new owner Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans franchise of the American Football League was changing its name to the New York Jets.

Sonny Werblin (left) poses with newly appointed head coach, Weeb Ewbank, and part-owner Donald C. Lillis. Ewbank, former coach of the Baltimore Colts, signed a three-year deal with the Jets.

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