The Jacksonville Jaguars’ official hat for next month’s NFL Draft depicts the skyline of the wrong city.
New Era Cap Co. designed the 2015 draft caps to show each city’s skyline under the brim. When Jaguars spokesman Tad Dickman posted a sneak peak of the hat on Twitter two days ago, people noticed that the skyline matched that of Miami, not Jacksonville.
“We regret the mistake,” New Era said in an e-mailed statement. “We have fixed the issue for both the NFL draft and for mass production of the cap.”
New Era became the National Football League’s hat supplier in April 2012, part of an overhaul of the league’s apparel deals that included Nike Inc. becoming the uniform provider. Based in Buffalo, New York, New Era is also the official cap supplier for Major League Baseball.
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The hat Dickman tweeted was provided to teams at NFL owners’ meetings in Phoenix. The draft caps will be available for public sale next month.
Dickman said in an e-mail that New Era handled the issue immediately and has ensured the team that a cap with a correct skyline will sold to the public.
The NFL draft will be held in Chicago from April 30-May 2.