The New York Jets are going with their fan-approved Sunday best
The New York Jets are hoping that the white stuff brings the right stuff.
Team owner Woody Johnson originally announced on Twitter that the Jets would combine their traditional road uniform with green pants for this Sunday’s visit to New England (1 p.m. ET, CBS). He shared the news on Wednesday.
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) October 20, 2021
Fans were not fond of the decision.
everyone knows white on green is cursed, the new unis didnt change that
— Hey Darnold (@tomas_morales11) October 21, 2021
Lovely…the combo we never win with!
— JetsRangers1 (@JRangers1) October 21, 2021
Johnson later opted for a match, revealing on Thursday that the team would instead reunite the white jersey with white pants.
We’re going white on white this week pic.twitter.com/1g47RcEJAU
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) October 21, 2021
The combination was previously worn at MetLife Stadium during the Jets’ upset victory over Tennessee in Week 4.
Under this current aesthetic, introduced in 2019, many Jets fans have labeled the white-on-white combination their favorite style of the new look.
Johnson’s reconsideration earned unanimous praise from fans on Twitter, who were previously somewhat perturbed that such an important divisional matchup would feature the green pants.
— 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙚𝙩𝙨 (@HomeoftheJets1) October 21, 2021
Bet the Jets ML folks https://t.co/56EOj8jvnO
— Manny (@MannyFresco16) October 21, 2021
Fashion statistics might’ve played a role in the decision as the developing Jets try to seek out a win through any means necessary.
Since the new uniform set was introduced, the Jets are 1-9 when combining a white jersey with green pants. That includes a listless 30-14 decision in Foxboro back in September 2019, as well as their latest loss, a 27-20 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in London. The lone win came in November 2019 against Washington.
The Jets’ struggles in white-on-green preclude the introduction of the new uniforms, as they went 0-8 in the set from 2017-18. Their previous win in white-on-green prior to the Washington visit came in December 2016 against the 49ers.
New York has been more respectable in the all-white set since the introduction of the new uniforms, going 3-5.
Although we do not know for sure whether the change was a reaction to the fans’ responses, it certainly appears that way. But even if this change happened to be a happy coincidence, it seems like Jets fans will surely take it.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags