- Several NFL teams are getting new uniforms and helmets this season.
- Among the changes are new uniforms for the Cards, a new Panthers blue and a new Lions helmet.
- We’ll also see several popular throwback uniforms this season, including the Bucs’ old orange.
We’re still three months into the new NFL season, but we already know some teams are going to look different.
At least 11 teams will either get new uniforms, bring back fan-favorite throwbacks or introduce a new helmet or logo.
Below, we’ve rounded up the changes that have already been confirmed and a few rumors that are still floating around from strong sources.
It includes a new blue color and an old logo.
According to the Detroit Free-PressThe Lions will have new uniforms, but they won’t be introduced until 2024. The Free Press noted that uniform redesigns are a two-year process, something we’ve seen with other teams.
There are no details yet, but we know they won’t be changing their colors.
“We’re not going to Portsmouth colours,” wrote Rod Wood. “It’s still going to be within the blues and the grays. I think it’s too early to say for sure, but at least initially I would describe it as probably more change than the last time we did it, because I think they were more subtle changes.”
The Portsmouth Spartans wore purple and gold before moving to Detroit and becoming the Lions.
The team made the announcement earlier this offseason.
It may not be obvious, but there is now a silver outline on the numbers. The decals on the helmets are also slightly larger.
When the NFL repealed its one-helmet rule, the Cardinals were one of several teams to add a black alternate helmet in 2022.
The most significant difference is that the blue is slightly darker. Nike could not produce the correct version of “process blue” until now.
“This is not a redesign, it is a color correction to bring our uniforms more in line with our true color,” the Panthers told SportsLogos.net. “When Nike took us on in 2012, they chose the color in their color book that was closest to our blue. They now have a better color match.”
The other noticeable difference is the shape of the black shoulder stripes, which are now pointed and no longer go around the entire sleeve.
“Regarding the Oilers throwbacks, nothing has changed from what I’ve said in the past,” Wyatt wrote. “The plan is to wear them to a home game in 2023. The exact game is still TBD, but I’ve already said I suspect it will be to the game against the Texans. Wouldn’t that make the most sense?”
The Titans seemingly confirmed this with a recent video showing a helmet being dipped in oil and the announcement that they would be unveiled this summer.
The new jerseys have already been leaked. According to Uni-Watchthe new uniforms will be based on the kit worn during the Randall Cunningham era from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
The orange will be worn on October 15 against the Detroit Lions.
But according to Lavonte David, who wore the retro orange uniforms in 2012, this year’s version will be different.
“I love it. I love it,” David told Bucs Wire. “I got a little glimpse of them. They’re nothing like the ones I wore in 2012… You should be in for a surprise. They’re really nice and I definitely like the way they look. “
Andrew Lind of SportsLogos.net also reported that we’ll see at least three other alternate or throwback helmets this season for the Browns, Broncos and Colts, though we don’t know what they’ll look like.
Paul Lucas of UniWatch also reported that he has heard of at least one more team with a throwback uniform this season, though he did not name the franchise.
The Texans are working to get approval from the NFL for new uniforms, according to Texas Sports Nation. Presumably this is an early part of the two-year process we saw with the Lions and with other teams in recent years, so it’s unclear whether we can expect the new uni kit in 2024 or 2025.
The logo is selected from a fan contest held by the team.
Maybe we’ll see the dog logo on the pitch this season.