In 1998, the New York Jets abandoned the look that had become their signature throughout the 1970s and 1980s in favor of a look more in line with their original AFL design. More than 20 years later, the Jets have redesigned their look with a more modern feel.
On Thursday, the Jets unveiled a new logo and new set of uniforms.
While the logo change did not represent a huge departure from the previous one, only slightly changing some elements, the uniforms introduced a new look with green, white, and black.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 4, 2019
New York released the following promotional video of the new uniforms.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 4, 2019
The 2010s have not been kind to the Jets. After making the AFC Championship Game in 2010, the Jets did not have another winning season until 2015, missing the playoffs with a loss to Buffalo and former head coach Rex Ryan on the final game of the season.
Since then, the Jets have had three straight seasons with at least 11 losses. The low-water mark came in 2018 with a 4-12 record that saw now-former head coach Todd Bowles lose his job.
But the years 2017 and 2018 saw the Jets pick up several building blocks for potential future success, namely Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams and highly-touted rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.
The Jets go into 2019 with a new head coach in Adam Gase, several big-name free agent acquisitions in Le’Veon Bell, C.J. Mosley, and Jamison Crowder, and the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Will this new uniform and overall help them shed the “Same Old Jets” mentality?