The New York Jets on Monday unveiled throwback uniforms which harken back to the Sack Exchange era of the 1980’s.
The pearl white threads feature: green racing stripes on the sleeves; green piping down the side of the pant legs; bold green numerals and lettering. The speed Jets logo the franchise wore for two decades in the 1980s and 90s returns to the sides of the helmet. The black facemask is removed for white.
Let’s be honest the look is in one word: Clean!
When these Jets took flight, they ascended to great heights.— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 24, 2023
Introducing our Legacy White Uniform, inspired by the New York Sack Exchange. pic.twitter.com/zfceKkyuOh
Many fans had suspected that the Jets were going to bring this uniform design back after a leaked image surfaced on Twitter last Thursday.
The uniform reveal wasn’t the only surprise for Jets fans as they got up on Monday. The team revealed that it will wear the jersey’s twice this season, in Week 1 vs. Buffalo and Week 4 against Kansas City. Both games are in prime time.
In addition Jets owner Woody Johnson dropped a huge nugget on his Twitter page, showing off the new end zone and midfield markers the Jets will use for these two games.
MetLife Stadium will get the full throwback treatment for our Legacy Games. pic.twitter.com/To9rfH89QQ— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) July 24, 2023
Meanwhile the Giants are employing a similar tactic with a NY logo on midfield for the first time ever at the Meadowlands. In the past the midfield logo was either a logo for the New Jersey Meadowlands or the NFL logo.
With its new @FieldTurf CORE #artificialturf, @MetLifeStadium has made it easier to replace the logo at the 50-yard line, ensuring future @NFL games will feel even more like home for both the @Giants & @nyjets.🏈🏟️— FieldTurf (@FieldTurf) July 21, 2023
Read more here: https://t.co/p4QdU3cis1#NotAllTurfIsCreatedEqual pic.twitter.com/mdwU9AXxFl
The Jets now join the Giants, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots who have all officially implemented throwback uniforms.
The Jets face the Cleveland Browns in 10 days at the Hall of Fame Game.