Jets drop major announcement minutes after castoff wins Chiefs a Super Bowl
While the rest of the football world was left with its mouths agape over Patrick Mahomes’ latest Super Bowl heroics, the New York Jets showed impeccable timing in making an announcement that couldn’t even wait until Monday: new jerseys are on the way.
Owner Woody Johnson revealed the news on X at 10:56 p.m. ET and the Jets made an announcement minutes later, shortly after Mecole Hardman, the receiver they paid $4 million to last offseason then traded to Kansas City, won the Super Bowl with a 3-yard TD catch in overtime. Hardman made three catches for 57 yards — two catches and 51 yards more than his entire five-game Jets tenure.
In the announcement, the Jets said that “a new legacy is on the horizon,” which means new uniforms will be unveiled in April. (No word on if that includes more winning just yet.) The Legacy White uniform, which debuted in 2023, will become permanent and a green and black version of the uniform will be introduced for next season.
“You know what? We’ve been thinking about this long enough. Let’s just do this,” Johnson said in his video post that featured several Jets talking about the jerseys.
Tone deaf? Or desperate to make any kind of good news after another playoff-less season?