Jerry Golsteyn was drafted by the New York Giants in the 12th round (333rd overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft. He spent three years with the Giants, the first on injured reserve but appeared in 13 games in 1977-78, starting 5 while completing 43 of 110 passes with 2 TDs and 9 interceptions. The Giants released him in July of 1979 and Golsteyn was claimed by the San Francisco 49ers on waivers. The 49ers cut him at the end of camp and he ended up splitting time in 1979 between the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions, appearing in a game for each team. He recorded no stats in Baltimore but started the game with the Lions, completing 2 of 9 passes with 2 picks. In 1981, Golsteyn played for the Orlando Americans of the American Football Association. Golsteyn resurfaced in the NFL in 1982 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and backed-up Doug Williams. He was elevated to starter the following season after Williams became embroiled in a contract dispute with Bucs owner, Hugh Culverhouse, and left the team for the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL. Golsteyn started the first 3 games of 1983 before being replaced by Jack Thompson. In 1983, Golsteyn played in a total of 5 contests for the Bucs, completing 47 of 97 passes for 535 yards and 2 interceptions. The Buccaneers released Golsteyn in May of 1984 but recalled him from waivers and traded him to the Los Angeles Raiders for corner Irvin Phillips. The Raiders released him in training camp, resigned him in November but Golsteyn did not see game action. Golsteyn completed 92 of 217 passes for 1,077 yards with 2 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 21 career games in the NFL.
In 1985, Golsteyn returned to Orlando where he backed up Reggie Collier for the USFL Renegades. He completed 65 of 135 passes for 647 yards with 4 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Golsteyn wore this heavy mesh Speedline size L jersey for home games at the Citrus Bowl. It has the correct tagging for the only set of Renegade home jerseys with all letters, numbers and stripes screen printed. The color remains vibrant and the garment is still in excellent condition. It has one team repair on the right chest.