And, on this date in 1989, the Jets and QB Ken O'Brien agreed to a 3-year contract extension. The deal was reportedly worth $4.2 million. O’Brien, who could have signed an offer sheet with another team, chose instead to remain with the Jets and accept their offer.
“I wanted to stay in New York and I always planned on doing that,” said O’Brien. He and his agent also negotiated a clause in his contract that required donations to children’s charities for each Jets win. The children did not do very well when the Jets went 4-12 in 1989, followed by a 6-win 1990 season.