Awesome gesture from the New York Jets’ coaches … several assistants on the roster will be wearing custom Air Force 1s this weekend against the Vikings — to honor the late Greg Knapp .
The feet heat will feature a depiction of Knapp, who coached in the NFL for nearly three decades before he was tragically killed in a bicycle accident last July, in a headset, with his nickname, “Knapper,” written on it as well.
Mike Jordan , the cleat artist who designed the kicks, tells TMZ Sports … the Jets were the ones who initially tapped him for the task earlier this year — and he was pumped to take on the job.
And, he said he was thrilled with how they ultimately turned out.
Jordan also designed several other custom cleats for Jets stars for this weekend’s “My Cause, My Cleats” game … including ones for Sauce Gardner , who will wear American Cancer Society-themed spikes.
Wide receiver Garrett Wilson also copped Jordan cleats representing the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) … while cornerback DJ Reed got a pair for multiple sclerosis, something his father died from in September.
“To help these guys support these charities and organizations that are close to them for one reason or another, like DJ Reed whose father passed away due to MS, is special,” Jordan said.
Jordan — who’s been crafting cleats for 6 years — says he spent a ton of hours on all of the custom shoes for Week 13 … but at the end of the day, it was all worth it.
“It’s a great event to be a part of and I’m really fortunate to do what I do with the Jets.”
- NFL Week 11 injuries: James Conner ready to return, George Kittle's status still up in the air
- NFL insider notes: Why neither an 18-game season nor a lockout will happen, the Hail Mary mystery and more
- Rams vs. Chiefs highlights, takeaways: Rams prevail 54-51 as the Game of the Year exceeds the hype
- Jadeveon Clowney starting to become dominant force Seahawks hoped he'd be when they traded for him
- Panthers QB Newton airs it out, throws with ‘no limitations’
- Canada royal tour 2016 live: Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive with George and Charlotte
- Best pictures from Canada royal tour 2016 as Kate, William, George and Charlotte wave goodbye
- Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain
- The tale of the invalid invalid invalid invalid fair-catch signal signal
- NFL Week 11 grades: Bills get an 'A' for destroying Dolphins, Cowboys get a 'B' for close call against Lions
- NFL Week 11 grades: Bills get an 'A' for destroying Dolphins, Patriots earn a 'B' for shutting down Eagles
- NFL anthem protests tracker: Beast Mode calls out Donald Trump, boos greet players
- NFL Week 11 odds, picks: Eagles upset Patriots in Super Bowl rematch, Ravens beat Texans
- With his anthem protests, Colin Kaepernick finds meaning in the meaningless
- NFL Week 11 odds, picks, how to watch: Eagles upset Patriots in Super Bowl rematch, Ravens beat Texans
- NFL roundup: Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins lead Texans past Chiefs
- Watson-Jackson showcase highlights Texans-Ravens matchup
- In praise of lousy announcers
- The dead-eyed horrors of NFL holiday merchandise
- Analysis: Kicking woes cost several teams in NFL’s Week 10
N.Y. Jets Coaches To Wear Greg Knapp Tribute Air Force 1s For Vikings Game have 564 words, post on www.tmz.com at December 3, 2022. This is cached page on Movie News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.