NFL's Green Bay Packers have respect for uniform tradition
View full sizeAllan Brettman Falcons Jake Matthews Jersey / The OregonianA mannequin stands in for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, one of the 32 models outfitted with Nike designed NFL uniforms at event held Tuesday in Brooklyn. Rodgers' jersey is the top seller in the league.
Tradition trumped trendy for the Green Bay Packers when Nike
worked with the NFL's 32 teams to incorporate structural changes into the
team's existing uniforms. Only the Seattle Seahawks chose to undergo a uniform
makeover, a rarity in the league that allows a team to do so only once every
five years. With its five year contract with the NFL, Nike succeeds Adidas AG owned Reebok, which held the contract for 10Top selling NFL player jerseys
1Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Nike is among seven apparel partners, along with New Era Cap Co. and Under Armour Inc., the NFL chose in 2010. Nike's deal started Sunday; jerseys go on sale on line April 15 and at stores on April 26.
(Neither the league nor the Packers have an official supplier for Cheesehead and Cheesehead related products. Because neither the Packers nor NFL logo is incorporated into the Cheesehead designs, the predominant producer of Cheeseheads and Cheesehead related products, Foamation, Inc., of Wisconsin, does not need a license with the team or the league, Popkey said.) Women's Ra'Shede Hageman Jersey
Packers jerseys are the third top sellers in the league behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and the first place New York Giants. The jersey of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the league's top seller. The NFL does not disclose unit sales.