Never before has the NFL enjoyed so much anticipation for a shift in uniform supplier. Of course, never before has the NFL launched a 10-year partnership with a shoe and apparel company that has developed a reputation for outside-the-box uniform designs.
And the anticipation comes in relatively equal measure from those who fear dramatic changes to NFL uniforms — and those who welcome them.
The answers will be known soon enough. At 11:00 a.m. ET in Brooklyn, the NFL will roll out the new Nike uniforms. The one thing known for sure is that the Seahawks look and colors will be revised.
It’s also known that the Panthers have altered their logos. As suggested in this leaked photo posted at NikeBlog.com, there’s a chance the new logo will appear on a new helmet. (It’s unknown whether that actually is an image of the new Panthers helmet, whether it’s a fake, or whether it’s a helmet that will be used with an alternate uniform.)
For the most part, changes will be made not to the look but to the composition of the jerseys. The primary opportunity for creativity will come from the alternate uniforms, which teams may wear up to twice per year. The Steelers and Rams, at a minimum, are expected to make changes to their alternate looks.
We’ll know much more at 11:00 a.m. ET. Stay tuned to PFT for any relevant links and photos.