Jets Hilariously Scared Their Own Players With Fake Mannequin Trick, and Fans Loved It

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The New York Jets’ social team is on a roll this offseason.

Not just literal rolls, as in the case of the Mike Williams breakfast sandwich recruitment. The Jets recently released a video in which they pranked members of their team with one of the oldest tricks in the playbook: A fake mannequin.

The Jets set up the fake mannequin next to an interviewer in the team facility who asked players to rate the new 2024-25 uniforms on a scale of one to ten. A camera caught the confused, shocked and scared faces of everyone from Aaron Rodgers to Sauce Gardner to Tony Adams.

Fans had a hoot watching the Jets players’ range of reactions and praised the Jets for the hilarious—though not entirely original—content.

Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.