The helmet that debuted in 1978.

On This Date in New York Jets History: The Jets Go More Green

For this installment of “This Date in Jets History”, we go back 35 years to see this move to a new look.

For most of the team history, they were wearing the same uniforms that the current team wears, the basic while with green color scheme.

On February 21, 1978, the Jets announced their first uniform change since 1963,when they went from being the Titans to being the Jets. With this change, they started wearing the green helmet with white letters, as shown in the picture. The jersey changed lettering fonts, and were a complete departure from the uniform of years gone by.

Take a look:

What did you all think of these uniforms? As a kid, I wasn’t introduced to the NY Jets until 1985, when the new uniform was already in use. I hadn’t had experience with the old jerseys, although it was exciting to see the Jets return to the scheme of the old days. However, I thought these uniforms were actually pretty cool, and wish that the Jets would wear these uniforms on throwback days. Instead of wearing those Titans uniforms that make them look like the University of Michigan, why not wear the cool green uniforms.

What did you guys think?

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  • bds

    they should throw back to these jerseys instead of the titans

    • TheJetPress

      I totally agree…they look like they are michigan university with those Titan Jerseys and I hate them.

  • disqus_6yTuTHPwJV

    The Jets of the early to mid 80′s were not only exciting and fun to watch, but for us “older” fans the reason why we are diehard fans… I loved the bright green jerseys and helmets and brings back the excitement of the Klecko and Gasteneau, Wesley Walker and Al Toon, Freeman McNeil, Todd and Obrien, Shuler and more. Sometimes I wish the jets could bring that excitement back. We have no pass rush, no star QB or RB, or receiver like the good ole days. I know the team had some down years in the late 80′s and early 90′s, but always held to the hope the the jets could rise again… Only when they did, they change the uni’s. We should definitely use these for thowback days and NOT those ugly titans uni’s. We should celebrate the good years and the players of the early to mid 80′s!!

    • TheJetPress

      Totally agree with all of that….We had some fun back then, we were always exciting. That firepower would be nice to have back.