Being signed with Jordan Brand is one of the most prestigious honors in sports. The spots in this exclusive club are extremely limited and you have to be doing some special things on the gridiron to even be considered. These NFL stars get access to custom player exclusive cleats and gloves and plenty of other perks. This years elite roster totals at 18 players, check them out below.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Dak is the newest member of the Jordan Brand family. This off-season, Dak signed a 5-year deal with Jumpman after beginning his career with Adidas. Dak is the highest paid player on the Jordan Brand roster and also, the only Dallas Cowboy. So far through training camp, we’ve only seen Dak wear an all-black pair of Jordan 10 cleats.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Widely regarded as the best WR in the NFL, Davante Adams fits the billing for a Jordan Brand athlete. DA joined the roster in May of 2020 and has been bringing straight heat ever since. DA wore several different Jordan PE cleats last season in Green Bay as well as some Vapor Jet 6.0 gloves. He’s got that “natural swagger” and the Jordan gear takes him to the next level.
Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
Riddled with injuries last season, people forget how dominant Michael Thomas is when he’s healthy. In his last full season, MT recorded 149 catches (an NFL record), 1,725 yards and and 9 touchdowns. “Can’t Guard Mike” is an accurate statement and actually printed on his Jordan 11 PEs.
Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills
Stefon Diggs joined the Jordan Family earlier this off-season. Throughout his career, Diggs has worn every major brand on his feet. He began his career in Under Armour, then wore Nike, then went to Adidas, and then he wore Nike again last season. Diggs is at the pinnacle of his game right now so it only makes sense he’s wearing the most prestigious brand, Jordan Brand. In the past, Diggs has had the most impressive cleat repertoire in the league. He works directly with talented shoe customizer/designer, Mache, to bring funny, creative ideas to life. For this upcoming season, Diggs, Mache and Jordan Brand will be bringing the heat on Jordan Retros.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Landry is another new face with Jordan Brand. Jordan Brand added “Juice” to their impressive roster this off-season. Jarvis Landry is another guy on this list with ridiculous cleat game and Jordans are gonna take that to the next level. So far, we haven’t seen Juice wear any new Jordan cleats but he has been wearing Jordan branded Vapor Jet 6.0 and Vapor Knit 3.0 receiver gloves. The swag in the Browns WR room is unmatched.
Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Chase Claypool erupted for nearly 900 yards and 9 touchdowns during his rookie campaign and Jordan Brand took note. During last season, Jordan Brand quickly scooped up the rising star and he was wearing Jordans by week 5 and Jordan gloves by week 12. During training camp, “Mapletron” has been wearing Jordan 5 cleats with the alpha plate along with Jordan Vapor Knit 3.0 gloves.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Sterling Shepard is one of the longer tenured players on the Jordan Brand roster. Shep officially joined the team in 2018. He has yet to notch a 1,000 yard season due to various injuries over the last couple seasons. But when it comes to his gear, Shep has some of the best. His Jordan PE cleats and gloves are some of the best, taking full advantage of the Giants’ blue/red/white color scheme.
Alshon Jeffrey, WR, Free Agent
As of right now, Alshon Jeffrey is not on an NFL roster. The former Pro Bowler went from Chicago to Philadelphia and found little personal success. In 2018, he did win a ring with the Eagles, contributing 73 yards and a touchdown in the big game. When with the Eagles, Jeffrey had some really sweet Jordan PE cleats and gloves.
Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons
Kyle Pitts is the youngest player on the Jordan roster. Pitts was selected 4th overall in this years’ draft and has yet to play an NFL snap. Many consider Pitts to be a generational talent and Jordan quickly added him to their roster. Pitts was already familiar with Jordan Brand because he played at Florida, one of the 5 Jordan Brand schools. So far through training camp, we’ve only seen him in an all-white pair of Jordan 5 cleats and Vapor Jet 6.0 gloves. Can’t wait to see how this young rook performs and hopefully he and Jordan Brand take advantage of the Falcons/Michael Jordan “Bred” color scheme.
Cameron Jordan, DE, New Orleans Saints
Cam Jordan joined the Jordan Brand roster in 2019 after he recorded 12 sacks in 2018. When it comes to getting after the QB, very few are better than Cam. The elite pass-rusher has been selected to the last 4 Pro Bowls and has been the cornerstone for the Saints defense. When it comes down to cleats, Cam and Jordan Brand do a wonderful job capturing Cam’s fun-loving personality on his cleats. My favorite pair that he’s worn was a black and gold pair of 10s with faux animal hair. Cam’s heading into his 11th season and I can’t wait to see what he pulls out.
Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Melvin Ingram is one of the longest tenured player on the Jordan Brand roster. Ingram initially joined in 2017 with 2 other people further down on this list. After 9 seasons with the Chargers, Melvin just joined the Steel Curtain. So far through training camp with the Steelers, he’s only worn 1 pair of all-white Jordan 5s. I expect he’ll get some yellow/black Jordans for this season.
Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks
Bobby Wagner is everything Jordan Brand stands for. When it comes to NFL linebackers, he is the best of the best. Bwagz has been a 1st team all-pro for the last 5 seasons, missing only 1 game in that span. He’s a sure-fire hall of famer and one of the greatest ever at his position, like MJ. Over the years, Bobby has worn several Jordan PE cleats but seems to wear his Jordan 10s the most. He also has to have Jordan Superbad 3.0s gloves custom-made because they stopped making the Superbad 3.0 in 2016.
Devin White, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devin White is another one of the new, young guys to join Jordan Brand. White joined Jordan Brand after an incredible playoff run with the Bucs, capping it off with the Super Bowl trophy. Devin White is one of the most talented young linebackers in the game. He can fill the gap on run plays and run with wide receivers on pass plays. So far all we’ve seen White wear on the field are all-black Jordan 5 cleats and Vapor Jet 6.0 gloves. Hopefully he and Jordan Brand use the Bucs’ pewter and red in some future PEs.
D’onta Hightower, LB, New England Patriots
D’onta Hightower sat out season due to covid-19 but will be back this season. It’s easy to forget since he sat out but Hightower is one of the best linebackers in the league and a key part to Bill Belichick’s defense. Hightower joined the Jordan Family back in 2019 and has gotten some really cool navy/red PE’s since. My favorite pair of his is an all-red pair of 10s with a chrome traction plate.
Stephon Gilmore, CB, New England Patriots
Stephon Gilmore was approached to join Jordan Brand after winning DPOTY award in 2019. Gilly is the definition of a lock-down cornerback and played a huge role in the Patriots’ 2018 season where they won the Super Bowl. Gilmore is more of a quiet guy – he let’s his play do all the talking for him. Last season, he wore a mixture of Jordan Retro cleats and Nike Vapor cleats rebranded as Jordans. He also wore some sweet Jordan PE Superbad 5.0s. Can’t wait to see what he rocks this season.
Joe Haden, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe Haden is the longest tenured player on the Jordan Brand roster. Haden has always been a huge sneaker-head so joining Jordan Brand back in 2015 was a dream come true for the cornerback. Over the years the veteran has worn countless Jordan PEs in both Browns colors and Steelers colors. He has worn just about ever PE they’ve ever created and probably has an insane closet full of more. In my eyes, Joe Haden will always be one of the swaggiest guys to play the game and it all began once he became a Jordan athlete in 2015.
Jamal Adams, S, Seattle Seahawks
Jamal Adams is widely considered both one of the best safeties in football and one of the swaggiest. Even before he was drafted, Presidentmal has had that “Mamba Mentality” and actually has those words inscribed on the insoles of his Jordan PE cleats. Jamal was singed with Jordan before playing a single NFL snap so he’s worn a plethora of Jordan PEs in both Jets and Seahawks colors. Jamal’s favorite pair to wear seems to be the Jordan 11. When Jamal was 16, he actually lined up to get some of his personal grails, the Jordan 11 “Concord”.
Tyrann Mathieu, S, Kansas City Chiefs
Tyrann Mathieu officially joined Jordan Brand in 2018 when he was still with the Texans. The Honey Badger has been an NFL All-Pro the last 2 seasons and has been a key factor for the Chiefs’ defensive success. He’s capable of making big tackles in the run game and running with the best wide receivers in the league. He’s a ball of energy and definitely someone you want on your side. Honey Badger worn some super sweet Jordan PE cleats over the years, most recently the off-white pair he wore in Super Bowl 55.
So there you have it, those are the 18 players signed with one of the most elite brands in sports. This roster is absolutely stacked and would be Super Bowl contenders if a real team.
Who are you most excited to see repping Jumpman?
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