The 80’s Strike Back? Jets Making a Change


Aug 1969; New Haven, CT, USA; FILE PHOTO; New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) in action against the New York Giants during the 1969 pre-season at the Yale Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

(Florham Park, NJ) – Heads up, Jets fans. It looks like your throwbacks are coming back in style. The threads that were made famous by Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, Al Toon, Boomer Esiason, and early-career Keyshawn Johnson are making a (full time?) comeback.

Beginning last year, the Jets started wearing throwback-style uniforms inspired by the 1980s “Sack Exchange” era – as an alternate to their default uniform. Now it looks like the so-called “legacy” jerseys could become the team’s primary look. In a message posted to X, formerly Twitter, team owner Woody Johnson said a uniform announcement is coming in April.

Johnson’s post includes a video and caption that reads “You knew it was coming right? New uniforms this April.” The video depicts numerous Jets players leaving messages on Johnson’s phone saying how much they love the legacy uniforms.

Also, the video ends with the tagline “a new legacy begins” – fueling speculation the team is moving to the throwbacks as their primary look.

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