The header is a statement of fact but not inherently true. Since Nike became the exclusive outfitter of the NFL again in 2012; the Jumpman has been absent from the field of play…until this season. Albeit Michael Vick has the original honor of bringing the Jumpman logo to the NFL when he memorably split and shred the Minnesota Vikings defense in OT in 2002 and kept running through the endzone to the locker room. In true walk-off fashion in the ‘White/Red’ Air Jordan 17.
But in this iteration of the Nike x NFL experience, the Jumpman has gone missing. Some of the game’s best and brightest will adorn the Jumpman and one…sometime soon if you believe in holdouts.
“We’ve been fortunate to have some of football’s brightest stars represent our brand throughout the years, and this season marks a special milestone for us. For the first time, the Jumpman will officially appear in NFL action on the field. The group of players representing the brand in this milestone season all reflect the performance, style and pursuit of greatness that define the brand and MJ’s legacy,” – Larry Miller, Jordan Brand President
Player Exclusive versions of the Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 7 Earl Thomas SB XLIX PE, Air Jordan 9 and Air Jordan 12 have been mainstays in Nike’s now seven season run…all of which have set the stage for the Jumpman’s glorious arrival via the Air Jordan 11 PE.
Have a look at what the Jordan Brand NFL athletes will be taking the field in this season.