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New York Jets’ “New York Sack Exchange” Throwback Uniforms Leak

Photo courtesy of @nyjets on Twitter.

Multiple sources have indicated the New York Jets are set to unveil throwback uniforms on July 24, and thanks to a video that circulated on social media on Wednesday, we now know they’ll recall the days of the “New York Sack Exchange.”

The video, which has since been deleted by the original source, showed tight end C.J. Uzomah peaking from behind a curtain at the Jets’ indoor practice facility while wearing a uniform with stripes that are reminiscent of what the franchise wore from 1978-89. 

New York will complete the look by putting throwback “JETS” decals and a white facemask on its standard Gotham green helmet, marking the first time that logo has appeared on their helmets since 1997, though they were Kelly green at the time. 

Screenshot courtesy of @Elci_Tom on Twitter.

The Jets are limited in their throwback options due to their black alternate helmets, which they unveiled last season, as they wore navy blue helmets from 1960-62 – when they were the New York Titans – and white helmets from 1963-77 and 1998-2019. 

They previously wore Titans throwbacks at least twice every season from 2007-09, including a home and road version in 2009 as part of the AFL’s 50th anniversary season, as well as once in 2011. That was before the NFL implemented its one-helmet rule, of course.

As for the “New York Sack Exchange,” that was the nickname picked in a fan contest for the Jets’ defensive line, which notably featured ends Mark Gastineau and Joe Klecko and tackles Marty Lyons and Abdul Salaam. 

The four were unofficially credited with 66 sacks in 1981, which led the NFL to establish sacks as an official statistic the following year, and the moniker stuck when they were invited to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange late that season.

Photo courtesy of @ProFootballHOF on Twitter.