Jets’ WR Mecole Hardman makes flashy fashion statement

It wasn’t just Sauce Gardner’s stopping performances that made his rookie season so memorable. From the start, his off-court swagger was equally impressive, as evidenced by the unprecedented chains he’s sported since joining the New York Jets.

While Gardner’s place among the NFL’s top young cornerbacks remains undisputed, he now faces some competition when it comes to the Jets’ flashiest prop.

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Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner arrives on the red carpet ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for the NFL)

According to TMZ, free agent Mecole Hardman Jr. recently splurged on a jaw-dropping chain made up of over 100 carats of VVS diamonds and half a kilo of gold to commemorate his nickname alignment. “Jet” and his new team.

The piece was purchased from Gardner’s designer, “Al The Jeweler” of Labelle Jewelry in Totowa, New Jersey, who said it took two months to complete and is one of his favorite designs.

After an injury-riddled season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Hardman signed a modest one-year contract with the Jets in March for $4.080 million guaranteed, according to With Aaron Rodgers under center and an opportunity for some big shots, the former second-round draft pick is likely looking to earn a bigger salary in 2024.

In the interest of succeeding with his new purchase, perhaps “Jet” is hoping he comes with the Jets.

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