Woody Johnson, NY Jets, 1980s, Throwback Uniforms, Helmets, Logo, 2022
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Did Woody Johnson hint at the New York Jets bringing back a classic helmet design?

New York Jets fans tend to be an old-school bunch. Despite the team just recently getting a brand-new set of uniforms and logos in 2019, a large chunk of the fanbase has continued to clamor for the team to bring back some of its classic looks – particularly its uniform, helmet, and logo from the 1980s.

Through a social media post on Thursday, team owner Woody Johnson seemed to subtly poke at the fanbase’s collective desire for throwback uniforms. Jets fans on Twitter were sent into a tizzy.

Johnson shared a video of Ken O’Brien’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Wesley Walker in a 1986 game against the Miami Dolphins – an overtime game-winner that sealed a 51-45 Jets victory. Above the video, Johnson wrote the caption, “What about those helmets?”

Jets fans couldn’t get enough of it. As of 4:10 p.m. ET on June 11, Johnson’s tweet has received about 1.95 thousand likes, making it one of his most well-received posts.

Fans made sure to let Johnson know that they want to see the iconic ’80s logo back on the field.

It’s easy to see why many fans view the ’80s logo as an upgrade over the Jets’ current helmet logo. In addition to offering a retro feel, it is much sleeker than the wordmark that presently graces the Jets’ helmets, making it a far better fit for the “Jet” vibe.

What do you think? Do you want to see the Jets bring back their ’80s look?

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ncjetsfan
ncjetsfan
3 months ago

YES! Bring back the ’80s helmets, unis, and kelly green!

Jonathan Richter
Jonathan Richter
3 months ago

I actually like the white helmets with the green football shaped logo.

Jets71
Jets71
3 months ago

I like the current look, if I had a choice I would bring back that 80’s look. Keep in mind those face masks were WHITE. I hate all the black. I hate the new black look too. The idea of a “team” color is to differeniate and in some cases distinguish your team. EVERYBODY wears black. I hate it. I don’t mind some black piping but not as a dominant color. I also prefer the white on white as the home uniform, just like in that O’Brien TD pass. I wouldn’t mind keeping what they have, white on white at home, green on white on the road when allowed or white on white…no more green pants. No more black and use the throw-backs in place of them.

gpapanj
gpapanj
3 months ago

The current look is okay, but I prefer the late 70’s/80’s uniforms, especially the green helmets with white logo.

KIDMAN
KIDMAN
3 months ago

I love the Gotham green look. I love the gear they have now