Jets don new uniforms for first time in 20 years

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The New York Jets unveiled their new uniforms Thursday night at an event in New York City that lasted a painful 26 minutes until viewers got to see the uniforms.

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson is excited about the new uniforms and the team.

For the first time in franchise history, the Jets will have a black jersey to go along with the green and white jerseys that they've been wearing for the past 56 seasons.

"If we don't play well, the uniforms don't look good", said Jets QB Sam Darnold on stage. It features an updated shape, color, and connecting design of the football.

Leonard Williams shows off the new black alternate Jets jersey.

"Hope you guys enjoy the uniforms, I know the players did", he added. "Spotlight White" is an evolution of the traditional white uniform. So they changed to a hunter green jersey, with a white helmet that includes two parallel green lines down the middle and a modified version of the 1965-1977 logo. "To have something new, a fresh start, I think it's just what we needed".

The Jets kicked off the redesign project in 2014.

Here is what social media is saying about them.

"These words represent the identity of the franchise moving forward".

Shazier may not have to wear the jerseys, but his former teammate Le'Veon Bell better like the new look. There will also be modifications to fan facing elements at MetLife Stadium, including new end zones, wall wraps, large graphics and in-game entertainment designs.