NEW YORK — The New York Jets have a new coach, new massive-name players and, now, a new uniform, which was unveiled Thursday evening at a Manhattan launch celebration that drew former and present players, celebrities and an estimated crowd of 500.

The Jets, who final changed uniforms in 1998, will have a new, all-green helmet. Their household, away and alternate uniforms, created by Nike, will involve a shade of green that was created exclusively for the Jets — Gotham green. The other colors are spotlight white and stealth black.

“It is just a distinctive swagger,” stated star security Jamal Adams, one particular of seven players who modeled the new uniforms on stage ahead of a roaring crowd. “It is one thing this group required. Certainly, the previous years have not been going properly. To have one thing new, a fresh get started, I consider it really is just what we required.”

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold models the New York Jets Gotham green uniform. Photo by Wealthy Graessle/Icon Sportswire

The white helmet is gone, replaced by one particular that involves “JETS” in stylized white letters more than the Gotham green. The design and style in fact resembles the helmet they utilised from 1978 to 1997, sans the Concord-style jet pictured above the letters.

“New York” is emblazoned in tiny white letters on the chest, the initially time in group history the city name seems on the uniform. It may well not please people in New Jersey, exactly where the Jets practice and play their games.

CEO Christopher Johnson stated he considers New York his household, adding it was personally critical to have the city seem on the jersey.

3 new logos will seem on the team’s helmets, fan gear and connected memorabilia. A new linear design and style, resembling a jet’s flight trail, runs across the shoulders and down the pant legs. The numbers also have been updated with a new font that utilizes sloped angle, intended to evoke motion and force, according to Nike.

“Hey, appear, I actually really feel like this is an awesome moment in Jets history,” Johnson stated. “No one particular wins games [because of] new uniforms. …This is performed at a moment when the Jets are altering course in a excellent way. It is a excellent symbol of that alter.”

Quarterback Sam Darnold, the new face of the franchise, stated he loves the new appear, but added, “If we do not play properly, the uniforms are going to appear crummy. If we play properly, they are going to appear amazing.”

The Jets had been stunned and dismayed that a photo of the new uniforms was leaked on social media on Wednesday morning. Johnson stated he does not know the supply of the leak.

“Confident, it was a small bit of a disappointment, but it really is not the finish of the planet,” he stated. “It does not alter the jersey. I consider the fans are going to enjoy it the similar, as if it was a full surprise. But, yeah, it really is disappointing.”

The leaked photo, which integrated Adams, Darnold, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Leonard Williams and Chris Herndon, was in fact shot a handful of months ago. Just before posing in the new uniforms, the players had been asked to turn more than their cell phones in an work to guard the secret.

The Jets have generated a lot of buzz this offseason, hiring coach Adam Gase and signing star no cost agents C.J. Mosley and Le’Veon Bell, who was noticeably absent from the launch celebration.

“It feels like a entire fresh get started, with the talented players we brought in and the new coaches we brought in,” Enunwa stated. “It feels like a new group in a way.”

The celebration drew a number of former Jets greats, such as Hall of Famers Joe Namath and Curtis Martin. The emcee was comedian J.B. Smoove.

From a historical viewpoint, the Jets alter uniforms every single 20 years, give or take.

From 1978 to 1997, they went with kelly green and white colors. In 1998, then-coach Bill Parcells wanted a return to the old-style uniform created popular with their Super Bowl III season in 1968. So they changed to a hunter green jersey, with a white helmet that involves two parallel green lines down the middle and a modified version of the 1965-1977 logo.