How the Jets crashed and burned after back-to-back AFC Championship appearances | Collapse

  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • It may feel like an alternate universe but there was a time when Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets were setting the NFL on fire, in a good way. They reached back-to-back AFC Championship games in their first two seasons together and the future finally looked bright for a franchise built on failure. But just like seeing a waterfall in the desert, it was all a mirage. The Jets crashed and burned while the football world watched, not in amazement, but surprise it hadn’t happened sooner.

    Video by: Mike Imhoff, Ryan Simmons, Phill Pasternak


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Comments • 1 382

  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   4 months back

    I'd like to wish everyone a happy Collapse day. Comment below with what episodes you want to see next and why. The more masochistic the better.

    • JSpivey01
      JSpivey01  1 months back

      The Colts collapse in the 2000's.

    • EFunkRock
      EFunkRock  1 months back

      The Detroit Lions since William Clay Ford’s acquisition in 1962. Reason: one playoff win since his reign.

    • EFunkRock
      EFunkRock  1 months back

      The Detroit Tigers after game six of the 2013 ALCS.

    • EFunkRock
      EFunkRock  1 months back

      The Seattle Seahawks from Super Bowl 🏟 49 to today.

    • AARON Leonard
      AARON Leonard  2 months back

      Miami once Marino left. They had terrible QBs until..... Still to be seen.

  • pandoralover21
    pandoralover21  4 days back

    how has there not been a collapse video on the 90s bills

    • Billy Badass
      Billy Badass  4 days back

      to be fair who was running this team(Coach Included)were a bunch of individuals with the collective IQ's of a 6yr old that wears a bucket on his head to protect himself when ever he thinks its a great idea to run straight into a wall.... Understand that their accomplishments were FLUKES of Circumstance and the magic ran out the nx yr after that near Miracle Run, can't remember the yr or when SB said it and I REALLY Don't Care..... J.E.T.S Jets Jets JETS, SUCK!!!!!!!


      • aL Spongebored
        aL Spongebored  6 days back

        As a jet fan, this was hard to watch

        • Chris Floyd
          Chris Floyd  6 days back

          I love how far the butt fumble puts this team down. Like it defines their entire decade

          • Mark Was Here
            Mark Was Here  2 weeks back

            Can you do some NHL Rangers one

            • Vinneola
              Vinneola  2 weeks back

              One day the jets will be back

              • Lord Of Light
                Lord Of Light  2 weeks back

                In the thumbnail, that picture of Rex on the right making that expression looks like a meme waiting to happen.

                • Kristopher Vyvjala
                  Kristopher Vyvjala  2 weeks back

                  I’m a jets fan I’m so sad

                  • SCR Games
                    SCR Games  2 weeks back

                    The story of the dude who broke smiths jaw is more then just a debt that guy went through a lot

                    • Cesar C
                      Cesar C  2 weeks back

                      LOL. Back in Zeke and Dak's rookie seasons the Cowboys could have broken the record for most wins in team history. And what did Garrett do? Put in Mark Sanchez and he promptly lost a the game. Would love to see a breakdown of Sanchez's first few seasons. Luck and defense made him successful?

                      • ReturnoftheBrotha
                        ReturnoftheBrotha  2 weeks back

                        I like this guy's subtle comedy.

                        • Mega
                          Mega  2 weeks back


                          • Noah York
                            Noah York  2 weeks back

                            As a Viking fan this hurts to say but do the collapse after the 2009 nfc championship game

                            • Ian Ratcliffe
                              Ian Ratcliffe  2 weeks back

                              Both Saunders and Evans play in the CFL now. and are pretty good players

                              • ken riegel
                                ken riegel  2 weeks back

                                I’m obsessed with these

                                • Jorge Rosales
                                  Jorge Rosales  2 weeks back

                                  "they did the only reasonable thing... Trade for tim tebow" Jajajajajajajajajajaja

                                  • jahnel simpson
                                    jahnel simpson  2 weeks back

                                    As soon as I heard " can be sumed up in one play" I immediately went "oh Lord" And I paused because I guarantee its the butt fumble.

                                    • monaso9
                                      monaso9  2 weeks back

                                      You forgot to mention Wayne Hunter, he was so bad that they had to send him to the Rams because of the fan's bullying. Also the season in which Rex got fired the Jets had the worst talent in the NFL and still they were in every game they lost. It seems like Woody Johnson (now his brother) is either making emotional decisions or it's trying to appeas the New York.

                                      • logitech9
                                        logitech9  3 weeks back

                                        Sanchise should be in Canton

                                        • Aidan A
                                          Aidan A  3 weeks back

                                          Butt fumble most overrated play in Jets history. They had no chance of winning that game against New England and that play gets more recognition than it deserves in the downfall of the Jets

                                          • David S
                                            David S  3 weeks back

                                            Crazy to think Jets could've traded up for OBJ

                                            • Wakifo
                                              Wakifo  3 weeks back

                                              Rex is a good coach. They just had a shitty GM.

                                              • R
                                                R  3 weeks back

                                                This guy is HILARIOUS!!!!

                                                • Juan Lopez
                                                  Juan Lopez  3 weeks back

                                                  This is sad to watch as a jets fan

                                                  • NIK DA GREEK
                                                    NIK DA GREEK  3 weeks back

                                                    @ 13:15 LMAO that's awesome

                                                    • Jonathan Gonzalez
                                                      Jonathan Gonzalez  3 weeks back

                                                      You guys should do AC Milan's collapse after winning the Champions League twice in the mid 2000s

                                                      • Luigi Brioschi
                                                        Luigi Brioschi  3 weeks back

                                                        This is your best video so far, including all the other wonderful series... I loved the jokes, the passive-aggressiveness and all the bits from the narrator. You should make it an habit to narrate your videos with this method!

                                                        • Pigchamp
                                                          Pigchamp  3 weeks back

                                                          This and the steelers beating the cardinals is why I will always despise the steelers

                                                          • Scott Crabtree
                                                            Scott Crabtree  3 weeks back

                                                            It's gotta suck ass(😏), being known for the "Butt Fumble" as your whole career...!!!!

                                                            • Toxic White Whale
                                                              Toxic White Whale  3 weeks back

                                                              Mangold and Revis would be the last players from the 2009-2010 AFC championship games. Both leaving the Jets after 2016.

                                                              • Buzzard F
                                                                Buzzard F  4 weeks back

                                                                The jets beating the patriots in foxbourough in the playoffs is the 2nd biggest win in the history of this franchise

                                                                • melik williams
                                                                  melik williams  4 weeks back


                                                                  • Jace De Leon
                                                                    Jace De Leon  4 weeks back

                                                                    I think we need to see a collapse video of the 2010/2011 Texas Rangers. Back to back World Series appearances to letting Houston run the AL West.

                                                                    • Byron Da Lord
                                                                      Byron Da Lord  4 weeks back

                                                                      12:33 LMAO 😂

                                                                      • Martin Gonzalez
                                                                        Martin Gonzalez  4 weeks back

                                                                        You should do one for the Mets 2007 & 2008 collapse

                                                                        • Terrence PERKINS
                                                                          Terrence PERKINS  4 weeks back

                                                                          New york team more the none always been joke knicks nets jets mets buffalo. Their 1 respectful team in nyc is the Yankees.. i dnt care about the gaints super bowl win it a joke a 🤡 show ..

                                                                          • White Cismogyny
                                                                            White Cismogyny  1 months back

                                                                            The Jets aren't the only thing in New York that collapsed back-to-back

                                                                            • Toxic White Whale
                                                                              Toxic White Whale  3 weeks back

                                                                              Except they’re a Jersey team. And lame attempt at 9/11 joke jackass.

                                                                          • Koquetsss
                                                                            Koquetsss  1 months back

                                                                            Mike easily has to be my favorite SB nation host

                                                                            • Definitely not Jeffrey Epstein

                                                                              NYJ green is still my favorite color. The official name of the color is "Failure"

                                                                              • Gee Garcia
                                                                                Gee Garcia  1 months back

                                                                                J(ust) E(nd) T(he) S(eason)

                                                                                • mizadi2017
                                                                                  mizadi2017  1 months back

                                                                                  12:34 I'm dead 🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                  • China Expat
                                                                                    China Expat  1 months back

                                                                                    Butt fumble never gets old

                                                                                    • L M
                                                                                      L M  1 months back

                                                                                      I knew Jets made a mistake signing Rex. Ravens didn't give him the job for a reason.

                                                                                      • serpico
                                                                                        serpico  1 months back

                                                                                        sanchez, tebow, geno, god i forgot how terrible those qb choices were.

                                                                                        • Giants News
                                                                                          Giants News  1 months back

                                                                                          We need a video of what if the Jets picked Odell

                                                                                          • Nicholas Garcia
                                                                                            Nicholas Garcia  1 months back

                                                                                            Hey, I too have a passer rating of zero!

                                                                                            • JSpivey01
                                                                                              JSpivey01  1 months back

                                                                                              Do a video about the Colts in the mid 2000's