I vaguely remember the 90's look from football cards and Madden '98 on Playstation as a little kid and thought it was a lame look. It's funny because I'm 28 now and I think it actually was a sharp look.
I sort of remember the 1998 change, I was at an arcade and saw NFL Blitz '99 with the Jets then new look. I was confused as to why the Namath era logo was there, I didn't hear anything about that happening. I was just a kid but I knew Joe Namath from videos and books I saw. I thought it was cool that it was back especially since I wasn't even alive when it was around the first time. I feel like the look has ran it's course by now and is just associated with sucking ass. It's unfortunate it had to end up that way.