The much-anticipated unveiling of the new Nike NFL jerseys took place in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, with NFL players modeling the new styles.
Steelers fans will be happy to know the familiar black jersey with the classic stripes they have come to know and love has not gone through any major appearance changes.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers are a storied franchise,” said defensive end
“But we’ll be looking sharp out there in our new Nike uniforms and hopefully they will help us win a lot of games and bring that seventh Lombardi Trophy we are all looking for.”
The one major change will be in the fit and make of the jersey. Nike has brought their innovative technology to the jerseys, with the material and the fabric being the major difference, allowing for a better fit for players.
“I am one of those guys that are really superstitious about my jersey,” said Keisel. “I used to tape underneath my pads. They are telling me I don’t have to tape anymore. It’s form-fitted. I am excited to wear it. Nike has the best product out there. It’s time for a change and we are looking forward to our new Nike uniforms.”
Nike officially took over as the NFL’s official apparel provider on April 1, with a new line of Steelers apparel launched that day on Steelers.com.
Fans can pre-order their Nike Steelers jerseys on shop.steelers.com beginning on April 15. The jerseys will be available for shipping and on Steelers.com beginning on April 26.
Other Nike apparel is currently available on Steelers.com, with more to arrive throughout the year.