1993 New York Jets season

1993 New York Jets season
Head coach Bruce Coslet
Owner Leon Hess
Home field The Meadowlands
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1993 New York Jets season was the 34th season for the team and the 24th in the National Football League. After the team had returned from its 1991 playoff season with a 4–12 1992 campaign, the Jets and coach Bruce Coslet looked to get back into the postseason.

The biggest acquisition for the Jets in the offseason was quarterback Boomer Esiason, whom New York acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals for a draft pick. The Jets also acquired running back Johnny Johnson from the Phoenix Cardinals, and he led the team in both rushing yards and pass receptions (821 yards rushing, 67 receptions). Brad Baxter led the Jets with seven rushing touchdowns and Rob Moore, a third-year receiver, caught passes for 843 yards. Second year tight end Johnny Mitchell caught six touchdown passes for a team high. On defense Jeff Lageman returned from his season-ending injury in 1992 to record 8.5 sacks to pace the defensive line, and defensive back Brian Washington added six interceptions.

After struggling early by only winning two of their first six games, the Jets began a winning streak by defeating their in-stadium rivals, the New York Giants, 10–6 on Halloween. The streak reached five before the Indianapolis Colts snapped it with a 9–6 defeat of the Jets in Week 14. The Jets won again the next week by defeating the Washington Redskins by a 3–0 score, but lost their remaining three games to finish 8–8 and out of the playoffs. After the season Coslet was fired and assistant Pete Carroll was promoted to head coach.[1]

In Weeks 13, 14, and 15, the Jets played in games where the winning team did not reach 10 points. The Jets were 2–1 in those three games, with the other win being a 6–0 win against the New England Patriots in Week 13. On the other hand, however, the Jets did not score more than ten points in five of their last six games, the only exception being a Week 16 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and only scored three total touchdowns in those games (two in the Week 16 loss and one in a Week 15 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys). For the third time in five seasons, the Jets were shut out in their season finale.



1993 New York Jets staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Leon Hess
  • President – Steve Gutman
  • Vice President/General Manager – Dick Steinberg
  • Assistant General Manager – James Harris
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Haley
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jim Royer
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Pat Kirwan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Greg Mackrides

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Denver Broncos L 26–20 The Meadowlands
2 September 12, 1993 at Miami Dolphins W 24–14 Joe Robbie Stadium
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 New England Patriots W 45–7 The Meadowlands
5 October 3, 1993 Philadelphia Eagles L 35–30 The Meadowlands
6 October 10, 1993 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 Buffalo Bills L 19–10 The Meadowlands
9 October 31, 1993 at New York Giants W 10–6 Giants Stadium
10 November 7, 1993 Miami Dolphins W 27–10 The Meadowlands
11 November 14, 1993 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–17 RCA Dome
12 November 21, 1993 Cincinnati Bengals W 17–12 The Meadowlands
13 November 28, 1993 at New England Patriots W 6–0 Foxboro Stadium
14 December 5, 1993 Indianapolis Colts L 9–6 The Meadowlands
15 December 11, 1993 at Washington Redskins W 3–0 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
16 December 18, 1993 Dallas Cowboys L 28–7 The Meadowlands
17 December 26, 1993 at Buffalo Bills L 16–14 Rich Stadium
18 January 2, 1994 at Houston Oilers L 24–0 Houston Astrodome


AFC East
(1) Buffalo Bills 12 4 0 .750 329 242 W4
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 349 351 L5
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 270 247 L3
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 238 286 W4
Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 189 378 L4


  1. Carroll would also coach the Jets in the 1994 season

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