Woody Johnson unveils a new uniform combo hours before Thursday night kickoff
The New York Jets appear to be viewing their Thursday night showdown against the Indianapolis Colts (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFL Network) in terms of black and white.
Team owner Woody Johnson revealed hours before kickoff that the team would rock a white jersey with black pants for the prime time visit to Lucas Oil Stadium. It marks the first time the Jets have worn such a colored combo in franchise history.
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) November 4, 2021
Black was introduced to the team’s palette in 2019 in conjunction with the revamped oval logo and aesthetic (labeled “Gotham Green”). The Jets have worn an all-black combination six times, but this will be the first time that they have used the color alongside green or white.
Johnson previously hinted a such a showing on Wednesday, promising a “new uniform combo” for the trip to the Midwest.
New uniform combo coming tomorrow night. Stay tuned.
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) November 3, 2021
The Jets (2-5) previously paired their alternate black jersey with the black pants for their upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium last week. That win improved the Jets to 3-3 all-time in their all-black set introduced with the Gotham Green package.
Perhaps the Jets are looking to search every avenue necessary to earn a win in prime time: they’ve lost each of their last seven nationally televised contests, dating back to 2018.
New York’s last such win came in the opening weekend of that season (a 48-17 Monday night triumph in Detroit) before commencing the current streak a week-and-a-half later with a Thursday night loss in Cleveland.
This year, the Jets dropped a Sunday morning decision in London to Atlanta on Oct. 10, a game nationally televised on NFL Network.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags