|1963 New York Jets season|
|Head coach||Weeb Ewbank|
|Home field||Polo Grounds|
|Division place||4th AFL East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1963 New York Jets season was the fourth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL) and the first under the moniker Jets. The season began with the team trying to improve on their 5-9 record from 1962 under new head coach Weeb Ewbank. The Jets finished the season 5-8-1, while playing their final season of home games at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, before relocating to Shea Stadium in the borough of Queens the following season.
In rebranding itself as the Jets, the club abandoned its navy-blue and gold uniforms in favor of kelly green and white. The jerseys had opposite-colored sleeves with thick stripes on the shoulders and cuffs, above and below the TV numerals. The pants were white with two parallel green stripes on each side. The new helmets were white with a single green stripe down the center; the logo on each side was a silhouette of a jet airplane in green, with the word "JETS" in thick white sans-serif italics along the fuselage.
|1||September 8||at Boston Patriots||L 14-38||0-1||Alumni Stadium||24,120||Recap|
|3||September 22||Houston Oilers||W 24-17||1-1||Polo Grounds||9,336||Recap|
|4||September 28||Oakland Raiders||W 10-7||2-1||Polo Grounds||17,100||Recap|
|5||October 5||Boston Patriots||W 31-24||3-1||Polo Grounds||16,769||Recap|
|6||October 13||at San Diego Chargers||L 20-24||3-2||Balboa Stadium||27,189||Recap|
|7||October 20||at Oakland Raiders||L 26-49||3-3||Frank Youell Field||15,557||Recap|
|8||October 26||Denver Broncos||T 35-35||3-3-1||Polo Grounds||22,553||Recap|
|9||November 2||San Diego Chargers||L 7-53||3-4-1||Polo Grounds||20,798||Recap|
|10||November 10||at Houston Oilers||L 27-31||3-5-1||Jeppesen Stadium||23,619||Recap|
|11||November 17||at Denver Broncos||W 14-9||4-5-1||Bears Stadium||14,247||Recap|
|Games postponed to December 22|
|12||December 1||Kansas City Chiefs||W 17-0||5-5-1||Polo Grounds||18,824||Recap|
|13||December 8||at Buffalo Bills||L 14-45||5-6-1||War Memorial Stadium||20,222||Recap|
|14||December 14||Buffalo Bills||L 10-19||5-7-1||Polo Grounds||6,526||Recap|
|15||December 22||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 0-48||5-8-1||Municipal Stadium||12,202||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|AFL Eastern Division|
|New York Jets||5||8||1||.385||2-4||249||399||L3|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.