The New York Jets once again play in the first game of the NFL season to feature the “Color Rush” jersey scheme. Gang Green’s uniform will not be the same as last year’s version.
Last year, the November 12th Thursday Night Football matchup between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium, they introduced the new “Color Rush” jerseys. Color Rush schemes style players in one color from head to toe. The Jets’ uniform featured their throwback kelly green from the helmet all the way down to the cleats. The Bills were flush in their traditional red.
Unfortunately for a small percentage of fans who suffer from colorblindness, the two teams were indistinguishable from each other. To mitigate the issue, the Jets will wear all white to commemorate the start of the Color Rush.
A number of social media posts have miscommunicated the Jets’ uniform Color Rush scheme. Some have depicted the uniform with kelly green accents. The Jets will, in fact, wear their usual white jerseys with hunter green accents, along with white pants.
The Jets will add more white to the uniform look, including all white socks without any green accents. This year’s Color Rush will feature helmets with an all-white facemask, white gloves, and white cleats.
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This look will be different from the annual “White Out” game.
The Jets will wear all white in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Six teams will not be participating in the 2016 Color Rush Program.
Some of these teams either pose the same challenge for those with vision problems.
They will either play against a team with a similar color scheme or are part of the Thanksgiving line up which will not feature the Color Rush.
Despite not all teams participating in Color Rush, Nike has designed a color rush jersey for all 32 teams. Sports Illustrated has ranked the best and worst of all 32 Color Rush jerseys.