Attending a charity function on Tuesday, Muhammad Wilkerson guaranteed that the New York Jets will improve on last season's 5-11 record.

"The team will definitely be positive and do more things better than we did last year, I can guarantee that," Wilkerson said. "We'll have more wins than we did last year and that's a fact."

Wilkerson made the statement with Joe Namath, who guaranteed the Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and backed it up, in the same room.

"You have to earn respect and that's by going out and winning some games, showing something, and getting some teams wary of you," Namath said. "Right now, I don't think there are many teams wary of the Jets. ... Until they start playing well, who's going to respect them?"