Welcome to what I hope is a semi regular blog with ramblings about the Jets jerseys.
First off we'll be discussing the 2022 design and how it differs to the 2021 jersey which has been made by Goodfellows (GFS) for the 13th season in a row.
The first point of difference is the return of the "N" badge. In 2021 the Jets badge returned to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1981 grand final. The Jets badge is retained but on the lower right hand side which is a bit meaningless. Secondly the main sponsor is now surrounded by a large white box which is a bit of an eyesore from a design point of view and makes the sponsors text very hard to see unless you're up close. There is also new collar sponsors in Philter, which actually looks pretty good.
The sleeves is always a tricky area of the jersey to add in sponsors, espcially when there are two to contend with and when the stripes on the sleeves are the only real design element with the jersey. This year Deicorp has moved to the sleeves from the collar in 2021 and there is the continuing John Singleton sponsorship that has former players in place of a company name/logo and I do like that there's at least one strip that is uninterrupted around the sleeve.
There's always going to be a never ending battle in terms of designing the jersey that has as many sponsors as possible as they pay the bills and reflecting the history of the jersey. In this day and age it's always going to be the sponsors who are going to win the battle and that's OK. I'd rather see a jersey with too many sponsors than no jersey being worn at Henson Park at all.