New York Jets fans are shocked by the return of a chastised uniform combination
Johnson’s Week 14 announcement was an unpleasant shock for many Jets fans: The Jets are going to be wearing white jerseys and green pants in Buffalo this Sunday.
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) December 9, 2022
The white-on-green combination tends to be the most disliked among Jets fans, due both to its appearance and the team’s lack of success when wearing it. It is known as the “Peter Griffin” uniform to some.
Naturally, the majority of Jets fans on Twitter voiced their displeasure when the devastating news popped up on their phones.
— JetsTakeOff (@Jets_TakeOff) December 9, 2022
We really catching that L this week because we’re rocking the Peter griffins 🤦🏻♂️
— CHRIS ALEXANDER (@thechris33) December 9, 2022
— BRING MINSHEW MANIA TO NY (@ZachWilsonHatr) December 9, 2022
Means we are going to lose. Why switch the black?
— Jonathan Porcaro (@JonmeloPorcaro) December 9, 2022
why white on green anything but white on green pic.twitter.com/oyPvfMI3Vs
— Jack Stollow (@jetsbyjack) December 9, 2022
Sunday will mark the first time the Jets have worn the white-on-green combination in 2022. In fact, it will be the first time this season they have worn green pants as a part of any combination, including the preseason. It will also be the first time in the regular season the Jets have worn either green pants or green jerseys.
Some fans are happy to see the white-on-green set simply because it means the Jets are finally donning a green element in their uniform. The Jets have only worn three uniforms this regular season: white-on-black (7 games), all-white (3 games), and all-black (2 games).
— Dylan (@nyjetsfansonly) December 9, 2022
Personally, the white-on-green set holds a low position in my ranking of the current Jets uniform combinations. Despite that, I am still a fan of the decision to rock white-on-green in Buffalo.
Allow me to explain why.
For the Jets, this season has been all about breaking curses and silencing stigmas. What better way to continue those trends than to overcome the greatest curse of them all, the dreaded pickle pants?
This move screams ambition. The Jets know it is hard enough to ride into Buffalo and beat the Bills to pull off a season sweep. Now they are raising the stakes even further by going with the anti-superstitious uniform choice.
I love the sheer confidence being displayed here.