To all NFL Fans, they would say their team's faithful are the best in the league. However, Dr. Michael Lewis of Emory's Goizueta Business School created a statistical model to calculate exactly which fan base is the best in the NFL.
Lewis' model has three different factors that go into the calculation. First, there is "Fan Equity" that calculates how much fans spend on their team, both in tickets and apparel. Next, there is "Social Equity" which totals fans following their team on social media, and that is followed by "Road Equity" which calculates fans traveling with their team on the road.
Based off Lewis' model, the Jets come in a No. 15 on the list of the 32 NFL teams.
Breaking it down, the Jets' highest ranking in each category was "Fan Equity," where they finished 13th on the list. With "Road Equity" at and "Social Equity" at 17th, the average came out to 15th overall.
The Dolphins and Patriots, two AFC East foes, were ranked at No. 14 and second overall respectively. The Cowboys were ranked first overall.