Record: 1-15
Head coach: Rich Kotite

Prior to the 1996 NFL season, the Jets went out and spent $70 million on free agents and rookie contracts. They added guys like quarterback Neil O'Donnell, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, and offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott to their roster. But after starting the season 0-6, O'Donnell injured his shoulder during pre-game warmups before the Jets' seventh game and was lost for the season. And all hell broke loose from there with the Jets limping through a season that featured just one win. The only good thing to come out of it? Bill Parcells, who agreed to join the Jets as their head coach the following season.