Date: 4/26/1983

As you will come to find out, the New York Jets have made a ton of regrettable draft picks. But the one that may hurt Gang Green fans more than any other is what went down at the 1983 NFL Draft. The Jets had the 24th pick and they were looking to improve at the quarterback position, so they went after Division II's Ken O'Brien. The only problem with that selection isn't just the fact that they took a guy playing D-II football, but that they took O'Brien over Dan Marino. While O'Brien did post some decent numbers in his career, one thing remained clear: he wasn't Dan Marino and that probably killed Jets fans even more when they saw Marino flourishing in Dolphins colors.