The most dysfunctional team in the NFL is, well, the New York Jets, according to a new study by the Associated Press.
The team that won the Super Bowl, and is currently playing in the Superbowl, ranks No. 1 on the list of teams with the most dysfunction in the league, according the study.
The Jets’ dysfunctional relationship with the fans has been well-documented.
The franchise has been embroiled in scandal since it traded away its longtime coach, Rex Ryan, in the offseason.
In 2015, a local NBC affiliate aired a tape of Ryan saying he “never said” he wouldn’t fire his players who made “unprofessional” statements to the police about the sexual assault of a woman by a teammate.
The team has been plagued by problems since its 2009 NFL draft, when the team drafted players with off-field issues like drug use, drug-related arrests and arrests for drunk driving.
The NFL banned the Jets from the 2018 draft after it was revealed the team had traded down in the first round to select a quarterback.
The Jets traded for Ryan in 2010 after he was indicted on multiple charges.
The Bills, who lost to the Jets in the 2010 season opener, are the only other team in league history to go through two head coaches in one offseason.
The study found the team’s relationship with fans has grown so bad in recent years that in 2020, fans of the team were asked to donate money to the team to help the team maintain facilities.
In 2016, fans voted down a $200,000 donation to the franchise in hopes of making it a “more hospitable environment for fans.”
In 2020, the Jets’ owner and president, Woody Johnson, signed a $25 million stadium renovation agreement with the NFL.
The stadium, which opened in 2017, was funded by a $300 million NFL renovation plan.
The $25,000 contribution was the first in league History.
The NFL has not publicly responded to the AP’s report.