The Jets Hire Bill Parcells (1997)

In many ways, this was the beginning of the Patriots-Jets rivalry. Originally, it was thought that Parcells, who had taken a leave from the NFL once before for health reasons, was leaning towards doing the same after the 1996 season. But instead of retiring from his position with the New England Patriots, Parcells signed on to coach the other team in his old stomping grounds. The results for the Jets would be immediate.

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