Jim Breech turned pro as an 8th round pick (206th overall) of the Detroit Lions in the 1978 NFL Draft. He was a training camp cut but made the Oakland Raiders squad in 1979. Breech spent just one season with the Raiders before the club cut him prior to the 1980 season after Chris Bahr signed following his release from the Bengals. The Bengals, in turn, signed Breech to replace Bahr and he would spend the next 13 seasons with the club and kick in two Super Bowls. Breech never missed a kick in overtime, sending the Bengals to nine victories in extra time. Over his 14-year career, Breech made 243 of 340 field goal attempts (71.4%) and remains the franchise's all-time scoring leader with 1,151 points.
This Medalist Sand-Knit heavy mesh jersey was worn by Breech with the Raiders during the 1979 season or the 1980 preseason. The tagging resides in the collar as opposed to the waist hem, which became a relatively common feature among Medalist Sand-Knit jerseys from California-based clubs in the 1980's. The letters on the nameplate and numbers are all sewn on. The jersey features light wear suitable for the position that Breech played. Breech made 18 of 27 field goals during the 1979 season with the Raiders.