Erik Douglas Ainge (born June 12, 1986 in Portland, Oregon) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.
He is the nephew of former NBA player Danny Ainge.
Ainge was raised just outside Portland in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he was a star athlete at Glencoe High School. As a freshman and sophomore, he played baseball and basketball in addition to football. Ainge was the starting pitcher on his baseball team and was said to throw a 90 mph fastball. He also averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, and three assists in basketball as a junior, and as a senior was a preseason honorable mention on the Street and Smith's All-American team.