NFL Jersey Buying Guide

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Take your game-day spirit to the next level this fall with a new NFL jersey! Whether you’re wondering the differences between the NFL jersey types or looking for the correct NFL jersey size, our NFL jersey buying guide will help guide you to the perfect jersey to wear on game day. To start, it’s important to note that all authentic NFL jerseys are made by Nike. 

NFL Jersey Types

There are two popular NFL jersey types for adults—Limited jerseys and Game jerseys. With a few key differences, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of the NFL jersey types so you’re able to pick the right one for you. 

Nike Limited Jersey

Nike Limited jerseys feature name and number patches that give the same look and feel as the on-field jerseys. This detailing makes the Nike Limited jersey a great option for fans looking for a premium NFL jersey. Featuring Dri-FIT technology, the Nike Limited jersey wicks away moisture to keep you dry and cool during a close game while the tagless neckline reduces any distractions. Featuring a standard fit, the Nike Limited jersey is designed for comfortable movement and a premium look and feel.

Note: Limited Jerseys produced prior to 2023 feature stitched letters and numbers.

Top Reasons to Buy: Patched numbers, letters, graphics, & Nike Dri-Fit technology

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Nike Game Jersey

The most popular NFL jersey is the Nike Game jersey. The main difference between the Nike Limited jersey and the Game jersey is that Game jerseys feature screen-printed numbers, letters, team graphics, and Nike Swoosh logos. Plus, strategic mesh ventilation makes the Game jersey breathable on warmer days. If you’re looking for a jersey to wear tailgating, the Nike Game jersey is the best pick thanks to the loose fit for total movement in every direction.

Top Reasons to Buy: Screen-printed numbers, letters, graphics, & mesh ventilated material

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back of aaron rodgers new york jets jersey

NFL Jersey Comparison Chart

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NFL Jersey Size Chart

When purchasing your new NFL jersey, it’s important to note that there are traditional jerseys but also women’s-specific jerseys and youth jerseys. Women’s jerseys have a more feminine cut rather than the boxy shape of traditional jerseys. Additionally, if you plan on wearing a hoodie or other layers under your jersey, it may be a good idea to size up. Check out the NFL jersey size chart below to determine your perfect size. 

NFL Jersey Size Chart

Even though each type of NFL jersey has a different fit, most fans wear the same size regardless if it's a Limited, Game, or Legend jersey.

SizeChest (in.)Back Length (in.)

Women’s NFL Jersey Size Chart

SizeChest (in.)Back Length (in.)

Kids’ NFL Jersey Size Chart

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With your NFL jersey type and size narrowed down, you’re ready to find your first (or next) game-day jersey. If you have questions about which NFL jersey is best for you, contact your local SCHEELS to speak with an associate today!