Jets Start Future with New Uniforms
For the first time in 20 years, the New York Jets have redesigned their uniforms to resemble those of the 1968 Super Bowl winning team. The uniforms are Gotham Green, Spotlight White, and Stealth Black. With their new head coach, Adam Gase, and expensive free agents, the 2019 season is looking good for the New York Jets.
This is only the fourth time that the uniforms have been changed in the 60 year existence of the team. The first time the jerseys were changed was in 1963 when the navy and gold New York Titans were changed to the green and white New York Jets. Along with the other changes the “Gotham Green” helmet has a new logo on it. Also, it has a bold green helmet design along with black face masks.
With the hiring of Gase, and the newest additions to the team like, Le’Veon Bell, and C.J Mosley, the team is in shape for the upcoming season. “I think the initial goals were let’s be very forward thinking, let’s be fan-friendly, let’s really think about the future while at the same time trying to respect the history,” said Jets president Neil Gat.
About five years ago, the idea to reform the Jets began when owners Woody and Christopher Johnson looked at their team differently than they ever have. The vision was not only about the uniforms, but it was also about the feel and appearance of the New York Jets.
Ceo Christopher Johnson said at Gotham Hall in Manhattan the night the uniforms were revealed that, “it was time for a new uniform. It was time for a new Jets and I think it’s extraordinary that given all this time it’s taken to get to this point, we are now as a team on the cusp of what I think is a new era. And it’s most appropriate that we’re going to start that era with a new uniform, a new look. I’m really excited about it.”
With the new uniforms, new coach, and new players, the New York Jets may have a shot at making it really far next season or even better Super Bowl glory. These new changes were not easy because since the Joe Namath the New York Jets has been such an iconic symbol in the New York area. We will just have to wait and see what the Jets have in store for us in the 2019/2020 NFL season.