The 48 Best Air Jordan Football PEs

words // Brandon Richard

Tomorrow, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will kick off Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Starting at safety for Seattle will be Earl Thomas, four-time Pro Bowler and a member of Team Jordan. As we mentioned earlier this week, Thomas will be playing in a special make-up of the Air Jordan 7, similar to the Air Jordan 6 he wore in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Air Jordans have had a strong presence on NFL fields since the early 2000s. With the brand established in basketball, Jordan extended its influential reach by crossing over to other sports. Athletes like future Hall of Famer Randy Moss were added to the roster and dazzled in some of the best cleated footwear we've ever seen.

From Moss and Prime Time to T.O. and Donovan to Dez and Crabtree, several of the game's greats have made their biggest plays in Air Jordans. To celebrate Super Bowl XLIX, we're counting down the 60 best Air Jordan Player Exclusives ever made for NFL players, both cleated and turf-ready. Scroll through and let us know which pairs you think stand out the most.

 

60. Earl Thomas - Air Jordan 6 'Super Bowl' (2014)

Earl Thomas' Air Jordan 6 VI Super Bowl PE
via Jumpman23

 


59. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 14 'Eagles' (2005)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 14 XIV PE Cleats


58. Earl Thomas - Air Jordan 12 'Seahawks Home' (2013)

Earl Thomas' Air Jordan 12 XII Seahawks Home PE
via Jumpman23

57. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 6 'Cowboys' (2007)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 6 VI Cowboys PE
via DependableJay

56. Jason Taylor - Air Jordan 14 'Redskins' (2008)

Jason Taylor' Air Jordan 14 XIV Redskins PE
via HipHopCaliber

55. Dre Bly - Air Jordan 3 'Broncos' (2008)

Dre Bly's Air Jordan 3 III Broncos PE
via Innovative Shopping Concepts

54. Jason Taylor - Air Jordan 14 'Dolphins' (2011)

Jason Taylor's Air Jordan 14 XIV Dolphins PE
via DependableJay

53. Jason Taylor - Air Jordan 12 'Dolphins' (2003)

Jason Taylor's Air Jordan 12 XII Dolphins PE
via TheShoeGame

52. Charles Woodson -- Air Jordan 9 'Raiders' (2002)

Charles Woodson's Air Jordan 9 IX PE Cleats
Caption

51. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 6 'Pro Bowl' (2008)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 6 Pro Bowl PE
via cnoriega_2007

50. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 9 Turf 'Buccaneers' (2002)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 9 IX Turf PE


49. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 6 'Whiteout' (2007)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 6 VI Whiteout PE
via Rahjelli

48. Dez Bryant - Air Jordan 12 'Cowboys' (2013)

Dez Bryant's Air Jordan 12 XII Cowboys PE
via Jumpman23

47. Marvin Harrison - Air Jordan 3 Low 'Colts' (2008)

Marvin Harrison' Air Jordan 3 III Low Colts PE
via bdot1385

46. Earl Thomas - Air Jordan 12 'Seahawks Away' (2013)

Earl Thomas' Air Jordan 12 XII Seahawks Away PE
via Jumpman23

45. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 6 Turf 'Raiders' (2007)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 6 VI Turf Raiders PE
via sole_supreme

44. Andre Johnson - Air Jordan 9 'Texans' (2012)

Andre Johnson's Air Jordan 9 IX Texans PE
via Jumpman23

43. Hakeem Nicks - Air Jordan 9 'Giants' (2012)

Hakeem Nicks' Air Jordan 9 IX Giants PE
via Jumpman23

42. Earl Thomas - Air Jordan 7 'Seahawks' (2015)

Earl Thomas wearing Air Jordan VII 7 Black/Green Cleats
Caption

41. Michael Crabtree - Air Jordan 9 Low '49ers' (2012)

Michael Crabtree's Air Jordan 9 IX Low 49ers PE
via Jumpman23

40. Hakeem Nick - Air Jordan 7 'Colts' (2015)

Hakeem Nicks' Air Jordan VII 7 Colts PE


39. Dez Bryant - Air Jordan 7 'Cowboys' (2015)

Dez Bryant's Air Jordan VII 7 Cowboys PE Cleats


38. Michael Crabtree - Air Jordan 6 Low '49ers' (2014)

Michael Crabtree's Air Jordan VI 6 Low PE Cleats


37. Charles Woodson - Air Jordan 6 Low 'Raiders' (2014)

Charles Woodson's Air Jordan VI 6 Low Raiders PE Cleats


36. Dez Bryant - Air Jordan 6 Low 'Cowboys' (2014)

Dez Bryant's Air Jordan VI 6 Low PE Cleats


35. Hakeem Nicks - Air Jordan 6 'Colts' (2014)

Hakeem Nicks' Air Jordan VI 6 Colts PE Cleats


34. Dez Bryant - Air Jordan 7 'Cowboys' (2015)

Dez Bryant's Air Jordan VII 7 Cowboys PE Cleats


33. Dwight Freeney - Air Jordan 9 'Colts' (2012)

Dwight Freeney's Air Jordan 9 IX Colts PE
via Jumpman23

32. LaMarr Woodley - Air Jordan 9 'Steelers' (2012)

LaMarr Woodley's Air Jordan 9 IX Steelers PE
via Jumpman23

31. Michael Crabtree - Air Jordan 12 'Gold' (2013)

Michael Crabtree's Air Jordan 12 XII PE Gold
via Jumpman23

30. Warren Sapp -- Air Jordan 13 High (2004)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 13 XIII High PE
via acts65

29. Andre Johnson - Air Jordan 6 'Texans' (2014)

Andre Johnson's Air Jordan VI 6 PE Cleats


28. LaMarr Woodley - Air Jordan 6 'Raiders' (2014)

LaMarr Woodley's Air Jordan 6 PE Cleats


27. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 12 Black/Grey (2003)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 12 XII Black Grey PE
via Phase2 Blogs

26. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 3 'Cowboys' (2008)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 3 III Cowboys PE
via cnoriega_2007

25. Donovan McNabb - Air Jordan 9 Turf 'Eagles' (2002)

Donovan McNabb's Air Jordan 9 IX Eagles Turf PE
Caption

24. LaMarr Woodley - Air Jordan 12 'Steelers' (2013)

LaMarr Woodleys' Air Jordan 12 XII Steelers PE
via Jumpman23

23. Michael Crabtree - Air Jordan 12 'Red' (2013)

Michael Crabtree's Air Jordan 12 XII PE Red
via Jumpman23

22. Randy Moss - Air Jordan 12 Turf 'Vikings' (2003)

Randy Moss' Air Jordan 12 XII Turf PE
via HipHopCaliber

21. Jason Taylor - Air Jordan 3 'Redskins' (2008)

Jason Taylor's Air Jordan 3 III Redskins PE
via lilshk54321

20. Jason Taylor - Air Jordan 3 'Dolphins' (2008)

Jason Taylor's Air Jordan 3 III Dolphins PE
via DependableJay

19. Dez Bryant - Air Jordan 11 Low 'Concord' (2014)

Dez Bryant's Air Jordan XI 11 Low Concord PE Cleats


18. Donovan McNabb - Air Jordan 12 'Eagles' (2003)

Donovan McNabb's Air Jordan 12 XII Eagles PE
Caption

17. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 12 'Bred' (2003)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 12 XII Bred PE  Cleats
via Innovative Shopping Concepts

16. Dwight Freeney - Air Jordan 3 'Colts' (2008)

Dwight Freeney's Air Jordan 3 III Colts PE
via HipHopCaliber

15. Earl Thomas - Air Jordan 7 'Super Bowl' (2015)

Earl Thomas' Air Jordan VII 7 Super Bowl PE Cleats


14. Charles Woodson - Air Jordan 12 Low 'Raiders' (2013)

Charles Woodson's Air Jordan 12 XII Low Raiders PE
via Jumpman23

13. Marvin Harrison - Air Jordan 13 'Colts' (2004)

Marvin Harrison's Air Jordan 13 XIII Colts PE
via Rahjelli

12. Donovan McNabb -- Air Jordan 11 'Eagles' (2001)

Donovan McNabb's Air Jordan 11 XI PE
via PEVault

11. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 13 'Eagles' (2004)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 13 XIII PE
via DependableJay

10. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 11 'Space Jam' (2001)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 11 Space Jam PE Cleats


9. Warren Sapp - Air Jordan 11 'Bred' (2001)

Warren Sapp's Air Jordan 11 XI Bred PE
via PEVault

8. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 3 'Pro Bowl' (2010)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 3 III Pro Bowl PE
via DependableJay

7. Michael Vick - Air Jordan 3 'Pro Bowl' (2010)

Michael Vick's Air Jordan 3 III Pro Bowl PE Cleats
via Phase2 Blogs

6. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 3 'Seahawks' (2012)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 3 III Seahawks PE


5. Terrell Owens - Air Jordan 3 'Bengals' (2010)

Terrell Owens' Air Jordan 3 III Bengals Cleats
via Sneaker News

4. Marshall Faulk - Air Jordan 9 'Gold' (2002)

Marshall Faulk's Air Jordan 9 Rams PE
via DependableJay

3. Randy Moss - Air Jordan 9 'Vikings' (2002)

Randy Moss' Air Jordan 9 IX PE
via DependableJay

2. Deion Sanders - Air Jordan 11 'Redskins' (2000)

Deion Sanders' Air Jordan 11 XI Redskins PE
via PEVault

1. Randy Moss - Air Jordan 11 'Vikings' (2001)

Randy Moss' Air Jordan 11 XI Vikings PE