The ‘Toss Up’ is Highsnobiety’s weekly update on everything NFL is your go-to for top playmakers and tastemakers.This week we cover Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his record breaking game against the Colts, Marquis Brown’s eccentric pre-game style, the Giant’s rookie quarterback and his record breaking performance and how players are raising awareness through #mycausemycleats.
Drew Brees is this week’s First Down player. The veteran Saint’s quarterback threw 4 TDs in New Orlean’s dominate win over the Colts, passing Peyton Manning for most passing touchdowns in league history, 539. To make the night even more remarkable he only through one incomplete pass, no small feat even for one of the games all-time quarterbacks. Our Rookie Spotlight goes to New York Giant’s rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. The former Duke player threw for over 350+ yards, scoring 5 TDs with 0 INTs. Jones is the first rookie quarterback in the history of the league to accomplish the feat. The win is a stepping stone in the progression of Jones’s career.
Marquis Brown, a breakout wide receiver for the red hot Baltimore Ravens battled the cold elements in style. Brown rocked a blue Supreme fleece zip with color coordinated Oakley wrap-around sunglasses, topping the outfit off with some nickname inspired jewelry. For Cleat Check we are sticking with #mycausemycleats, highlighting Atlanta Falcon Justin Hardy and his custom heart-adorned cleats in honor of his late father and the American Heart Association. The wide receiver lost his dad in 2013 to a heart attack and has since helped raise awareness of heart related deaths in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
This week’s Off the Field MVP is Cam Jordan, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints. Taking part in #mycausemycleats Jordan wore a pair of custom Nike Dunk high-top cleats in his alma mater’s colors; blue and gold. The reason? Jordan wore them in honor of his former teammate at the University of California, Eric Stevens and his group, StevensNation. Steven’s, who was diagnosed with ALS at just 29 years old is fighting the disease, and with Jordan’s support can hopefully work to find a cure to the crippling disease.