Even though he never matched Bush’s accomplishments on the field, as many expected, the two became friends over the years.
The Jets picked McKnight in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.
Bush will have to do some touch-up work before the game. The birth date on the cleats is incorrect; McKnight was born on April 16, 1988, not 1983. In a follow-up tweet, Bush said “the painter messed up, but you guys get the point.” He said it will be fixed by game time.
NFL players aren’t allowed to wear custom cleats, but the league is making an exception this weekend, calling it a “My Cause My Cleats” campaign. Players are permitted to promote personal causes and charitable endeavors.