About Us

Jet Fuel is a website created by die hard New York Jets fan and aspiring journalist Matt Barbato (@RealMattBarbato) in February of 2013. Jet Fuel is dedicated to providing readers with comprehensive and insightful news and analysis about the Jets.

Interested in joining us? 

Jet Fuel is always looking for dedicated and passionate writers to join our team. Experience isn’t necessary, but devotion to football and an interest in writing definitely is! If interested, send us an email to [email protected]!

About the staff

Matt Barbato 

Although hailing from just outside of Chicago, Barbato followed his father’s Staten Island roots and became a Jets fan. Barbato currently covers the NFL for The Atlanta Journal Constitution and previously covered Big Ten and SEC football. He has worked in the sports department of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, interned at 540 ESPN Milwaukee and served as the Marquette men’s basketball beat reporter for two seasons. He has also written for AOL Sports and Bleacher Report. Barbato graduated with a degree in journalism and marketing from Marquette University in 2015. Follow him on Twitter, @RealMattBarbato.

Max Marcilla
Max is a freshman broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland. He is a reporter for WMUC Sports, an editor for The Left Bench, reporter for The Left Bench TV and a writer for Maryland Baseball Network. You can contact Max at  and follow him on Twitter @MMarcilla98.

Zielonka is studying for an M.J. in journalism at the University of Maryland and writing about local sports for the Capital-Gazette (Annapolis, Md.), part of the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He previously wrote about the Jets for iSportsWeb. A 2016 graduate of DeSales University with a double major in communication and sport management, Adam has held internships with the United States Golf Association and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Zielonka and check out his portfolio website, adamzielonka.com.