Each NFL season, new stars are cemented. Some are remembered for a single catch. Others are etched in history thanks to record-setting statistics or post-season heroics. Regardless of the origin of their fanfare, these players root not just in gridiron memory, but also in the communities that support their respective teams.
Ahead of NFL kickoff, Nike celebrates past legends and the duality of football glory. Transcendent performances mean athletes resonate on and off the field; the jersey becomes both a uniform and a marker of cultural significance to the city. It’s a statement of who and what the wearer represents.
The following jerseys make this statement by honoring a roster of NFL icons, including Lawrence Taylor, Joe Namath, Jamal Anderson, Andre Rison, Gale Sayers, Ladainian Tomlinson, Aaron Donald and Jarvis Landry.
"LT was really ahead of his time. He did a phenomenal job of always staying true to who he was," explains current Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. of the appeal of his franchise's legendary linebacker.