Report: New Dolphins, Vikings uniforms leaked

We got a look at the new Jaguars uniforms on Tuesday and it appears we’ve also gotten a glimpse of what the Vikings and Dolphins will be wearing in the future.

Paul Lukas of ESPN.com reports that a Jacksonville television station “that was taking photos of the new Jaguars uniforms at Nike headquarters” ahead of Tuesday’s unveiling erred and posted a photo that also showed the new looks for Miami and Minnesota.

The Dolphins’ biggest change is their logo, which has already been revealed. You can see a snapshot of the Vikings’ new duds at right, via Lukas’ Twitter account, which now include the option of purple pants. Minnesota is set to debut their uniforms on Thursday and they’ve already revealed a slightly different Norseman logo.

Neither look is a radical departure from anything that came before. We’ll leave it to PFT Planet to decide whether or not that’s better than what the Jaguars showed off on Tuesday.

115 responses to “Report: New Dolphins, Vikings uniforms leaked

  1. First impression is that the Jaguars are the winners and those helmets look pretty badass. I might start liking the Jaguars if in addition to improving their uniforms they also run a smart draft. Jacksonville has a nice opportunity to take a big positive turn for the future. Now if only they could redo that Gabbert pick, what a major bummer and wrench into the whole plan.

  2. @homerhanky, you nailed it. Vikes have a good mix of throwback and new without looking ridiculous like the old ones.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    Adrian Cheaterson’s jersey has a special asterisk patch. #GiveRGIIIhisMVPTrophy

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    Give it a break, NOBODY thinks RG3 shoulda got MVP over Adrian last year. Peyton had a great runner up year but NOBODY was mentioning RG3 as a true MVP candidate. That’s just foolish.

  4. Please show Packers fans a preview of the back of Peterson’s jersey and the bottom of his shoes, which is the only part of his uniform they’ve ever seen.

  5. @ hehateme 2 – nope not kidding at all. Vikings are pretty bad, and Dolphins are horrible. So boring, at least our owner cares about innovation.

  6. Not a fan of the purple pants. The Dolphins new uni’s look better. The old ones were classic and they did a nice job updating them without going overboard.

  7. THANK GOD…. Jaguars uni designers please take notes.

    Beautiful helmets and a somewhat old school approach to the design. couldnt be happier with the new unis

  8. logicalvoicesays says:
    Apr 23, 2013 3:44 PM
    Adrian Cheaterson’s jersey has a special asterisk patch. #GiveRGIIIhisMVPTrophy

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    OH MY GOSH CHEATERSON HAHAHA YOU’RE SO CLEVER HAHAHAHAHA

    Except Peterson didn’t cheat, and RG3 didn’t win MVP. #allday #havefunwithmediocrity #jealous

  9. Wow Miami went all out! (Sarcasm) Oh well at least the traditionalist fans will be happy. I was really hoping for something a little more modern. Why do they even have to “Unveil” this anyway after the logo change, which is meh at best, the rest of the changes are barely perceptible up close let alone from the stands. Ahhh who cares what they wear anyway. The Miami Caliente win games and they wear almost nothing at all. Just saying.

  10. As a Raiders fan, I think the traditional powerhouses of the NFL should never change their uniforms. Dolphins should go back to their 60s/70s duds.

    Raiders, Steelers, Niners, Packers, Dolphins, and Cowboys gear should always be classic. No crazy Nike reboots.

  11. dnelson21 says:
    Apr 23, 2013 3:49 PM
    @ hehateme 2 – nope not kidding at all. Vikings are pretty bad, and Dolphins are horrible. So boring, at least our owner cares about innovation.

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    Jaguar Innovation – 3rd round punters and annual losing records FTW, now with uglier unis to match!

  12. dnelson21 says:
    Apr 23, 2013 3:41 PM
    Proud to be a Jags fan after looking at those other two uniforms.

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    Proud to not be a Jags fan after watching the Jaguars last year. And every year they’ve existed.

  13. Wait a minute. If we are going to argue over the name redskins, shouldn’t we be arguing over the name vikings. Someone somewhere of norse decent must be offended. Let’s just go back to our YMCA days and everyone will just get a color as a team name so as not to offend anyone.

  14. I like the flat, non-gloss, painted helmets. Those look much better then the gay glitter-metallic based helmets a lot of teams sport now. Dolphins and Vikings new uni’s look way better than the Jags uni’s, which look like they came from the Arena League. They’ll be changing again in another couple of years.

  15. Maybe it just me…but in the picture above I see the new Jaguars & Vikings uniforms but not the Dolphins.
    I had to google the uniform to see the new uniform.
    If the headline says ‘new Dolphins & Vikings uniforms leaked’ for some reason I was actually expecting to see new Dolphins uniforms.

  16. The vikings got the flat purple helmets right without a doubt. Jags should have gone with all flat black, maybe could have changed a lot of opinions about the new uni.

  17. andyreidisthegoat says:
    Apr 23, 2013 4:00 PM
    Wait a minute. If we are going to argue over the name redskins, shouldn’t we be arguing over the name vikings. Someone somewhere of norse decent must be offended. Let’s just go back to our YMCA days and everyone will just get a color as a team name so as not to offend anyone.

    Right, lets call teams the blacks, reds, yellows, and whites. No issues will come from that. And cleveland will feel ahead of the game.

  18. I’m surprisingly impressed by the Vikings and Dolphins uniforms. The Jags? Not so much.

  19. Right, lets call teams the blacks, reds, yellows, and whites. No issues will come from that. And cleveland will feel ahead of the game.

    That’s exactly right. Good to have you on board sailor. you start the petition for the color teams. let’s be PC.

  20. RG the third… MVP… that’s funny…

    In reality he’s one and done. Which is sad for a young guy with lots of potential. But the reality is he’s toast and the Redskins will be sorry for another 10 years.

  21. please let it be true that the stupid pointless white stripe down the sides of the home jersey is gone!

    purple pants on the road once a year and at home once a year would work, in ’06 when they worse purple pants on the road for almost the whole season they looked ridiculous

  22. hehateme2 says:

    Apr 23, 2013 3:47 PM
    @ dnelson21… you must be kidding. Worry about what’s in the uniforms.

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    Trust me he does, lmao

  23. Carl Gerbschmidt says:Apr 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    It’s still purple? Sorry, Vike fans…

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    Better that than peasoup green and mustard. And you better bet used to it, because you’re going to be seeing it on top of the NFC North standings for the next few years, baby!

  24. LOVE the new Vikings uniforms! Very well done. Things are looking good in the land of the purple! New uniforms, new stadium ground breaking this fall, two days away from Rick Spielman having another great draft as GM, Jennings playing for a team that will appreciate him, AP getting ready to run over defenses, and Ponder getting ready to shine! Proud to be purple!!

  25. Some of you posters need to realize that there is nothing at all derogatory or demeaning about the name “Vikings”. That’s what they actually were.

  26. The Jag’s one is terrible, just like their team. Then again, I’m a traditionalist, and like basic uniforms Old school if you will.

  27. The Vikings pretty much copied the Chiefs design. They look good though. Their old (new) look had to go. Dolphins are okay. Im not sure about the Jags new look but oh well. They only had their last uniforms for 4 seasons so dont get used to them.

  28. Purple has always been a dreadful color for a football uniform. But the Vikings saw fit to match that with dreadful performances on the field so somehow, they have successfully aligned with their hideous color scheme.

    Thank God we don’t have to look at it far into the post season as the Vikings either aren’t making the playoffs or take an early exit once they do get in.

  29. ad2k13 says:
    Apr 23, 2013 3:49 PM
    Please show Packers fans a preview of the back of Peterson’s jersey and the bottom of his shoes, which is the only part of his uniform they’ve ever seen.
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    They saw him on the bench with his head down at the end of the playoff game last year, that was enough.

  30. @spielmanmagician – that’s classy. We have some respect for tradition up in Green Bay.

    @27xplayoffs – nice username, why don’t you just go with “0xsuperbowls.”

  31. dnelson21 says:
    “Proud to be a Jags fan…”

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    That’s probably the first time those words have ever been spoken.

  32. These uniforms will look silly and dated in about ten years.

    Meanwhile, NFL films will continue to show highlights from them in the old uniforms and fans will become nostalgic for them.

    And teams like the Steelers and the Giants and, as much as I hate to say it, the Cowboys, will continue to look timeless.

  33. New Vikes uni’s are perfect. No more lame curvy stripes and lines. The stripes on the sleeve are definitely simple and throwback and the matte purple helmet is B.A.

  34. ad2k13 says:Apr 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    Please show Packers fans a preview of the back of Peterson’s jersey and the bottom of his shoes, which is the only part of his uniform they’ve ever seen.

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    Hey, Peterson is an amazing Running back, he has racked up a ton of yardage against the Pack and deserves most of the accolades he begs for.

    But, Green Bay has dominated the vikes and the rest of the NFC North over the last couple years and will continue to do so, at least in the foreseeable future.

    But hey, at least you all have your priorities in place. As usual.

  35. I remember last year when the Seahawks changed their uniforms. We had people screaming how horrible they looked. But as the team became more succesful the uniforms became more appealing to the fans. Winning makes everything look good!! Do anyone remember when the Broncos changed their uniform in 1997 and the uproar they received? All these teams need to do is be succesful and the look of the uniform will take care of itself.

  36. @27xplayoffs

    Yes, we’ve been to the playoffs 27 times, but haven’t done much with those opportunities. Our record in the post season is 19-27 (.413)compared to 30-18 (.625) for the packers. Although, hopefully we can gain some ground on them this year….

  37. Carl Gerbschmidt says:Apr 23, 2013 4:28 PM

    @spielmanmagician – that’s classy. We have some respect for tradition up in Green Bay.
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    You have so much respect for tradition that you think the Vikings should change their uniform color after 52 years? You’re a little inconsistent in your criticisms.

  38. No matter how often all of these teams change their uni’s…..The Colts have the classiest ones around, hands down! Old school that still works.

  39. I quite like the look of the Miami & Minnesota unis. Miami kept their essential look and colors and just made it all more elegant, while Minnesota stayed similar but tightened things up.

    I really like the straight stripes on the Minnesota shoulders/upper arms – looks much more strictly-business/classic than the sort of curvy lines they’ve had there for a while. I generally don’t like matte helmets, but these look good from what we can see.

    I don’t like the new Jags look. I never really liked their teal + gold scheme, but emphasizing the black only makes it worse. I think some kind of metallic matte gold and teal would have worked better. Maybe even a teal or gold helmet.

  40. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Apr 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    As long as the collar is one color, I’m happy. I couldn’t stand that ridiculous look last year that make it look like they were wearing an oxford shirt under their jerseys

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    I’m sure Manti will think they’re fabulous…

  41. wait – why would the dolphins have to change their uniforms ?

    They’re already good as is… jags meanwhile….wow, their uniforms are just bland.

  42. Love the new Vikes Jerseys. Yes they are extremely plain but that is more Minnesota style.

  43. Jaguars “salute the military” look provided to you by some lispy West Coast fashion designer. That’ll work. I can just hear him humming as he works.

    “Macho man, who is gonna be your macho man?”.

  44. @djteknision1200 – Seahawks and Broncos jerseys are still awful. Same for the Pats and Bills. These 4 teams should go back to their older designs. Uniform designers had much better taste back in the day.

  45. Don’t get why everyone is hating on the new Jags jerseys. Just because they didn’t go the throwback route like every team is in every other sport? Does every team need to go back to whatever they were wearing in the 1960’s? Obviously traditional teams like the Packers and Giants could never do this because their jerseys truly are classic, but the jaguars are like 15 years old, if anyone should go more futuristic its them.

  46. The Vikings will have to change more than their uniforms if they’re going to avoid losing to the Packers twice per season the way they have for the past 3 years.

  47. kevpft says:Apr 23, 2013 5:07 PM

    I quite like the look of the Miami & Minnesota unis. Miami kept their essential look and colors and just made it all more elegant, while Minnesota stayed similar but tightened things up.

    I really like the straight stripes on the Minnesota shoulders/upper arms – looks much more strictly-business/classic than the sort of curvy lines they’ve had there for a while. I generally don’t like matte helmets, but these look good from what we can see.

    I don’t like the new Jags look. I never really liked their teal + gold scheme, but emphasizing the black only makes it worse. I think some kind of metallic matte gold and teal would have worked better. Maybe even a teal or gold helmet.

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    Duuude. Do you work in fashion or something?

  48. Nike is not in business to make bad looking clothes. If you’re a traditionalist and like what your team has had, just say so. But realize that there are those among you who want to see something new.

    I absolutely detested the Hawks new look unis back in ’02, hated them. I didn’t watch games for half the season because of that. So last year, when most Hawks fans were gagging at the Nike threads, I was euphoric. But I’m still in the minority, because I like the grey pants with the blue jersey, or the all-grey uni.

    But if you can’t get used to your team’s new look, take a look at the all-red pajamas the Cards once had. Suddenly, your teams threads won’t look so bad.

  49. I thought the new Dolphin logo looked bad when I first saw it. Now seeing it the helmet and uniform, well it looks even worse.

  50. whatjusthapped says: Apr 23, 2013 4:27 PM

    Purple has always been a dreadful color for a football uniform.

    I think the 2-time SB champion Baltimore Ravens have made purple a pretty good color. Purple & Black anyway. Fun fact:they were the first team in NFL history to wear dark colors for both tops and bottoms.

  51. Very upset about the Dolphins unis. Irrationally upset actually. They look like USFL uniforms.

    But…..I would be even more upset if they were like the Jags. Those guys are going to look like amateurish clowns. We’re just going to look amateurish.

  52. The Vikings?

    Looks like Back to the Future. A throwback mix.
    As for the Jags, meh. I thought the helmet would be gold for some reason…

  53. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 23, 2013 4:12 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Apr 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    It’s still purple? Sorry, Vike fans…
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    It’s okay. We prefer that to puke green and urine yellow.

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    Yeah but at least by the end of the game, the Packers uniforms match their fans clothes…

  54. The entire Jaguars existence is one big smishsmortion. The name is awful, the colors are awful, the uniforms are awful, the stadium is awful…its’ just awful all around.

    Scrap the Jaguar, rename that team the Truckers or something, go red and black, throw a “J” on the side of the helmet and call it a day.

    Rule 1 of team branding – forget TEAL!

  55. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 23, 2013 4:09 PM

    Purple pants are fine as long as they never wear them with the purple jerseys. They did that once a few years ago and it looked like 11 Barneys running around the field.

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    Marketing 101. They were trying to appeal to their core demographic.

  56. not too bad on those – why does nike feel the need to change every friggin thing? I agree w/ Florio – the jags unis are ugly – but so are they!

  57. Enough with the teal Jacksonville, you can’t even buy minivans in that color anymore.

  58. Jags jerseys are nice. Don’t care for the helmet but I ain’t gonna be wearin that. Good look jacksonville hopefully our play looks just as good. #CoppinASAP

  59. @logicalvoice
    Get out of here with that cheaterson crap!! What are u saying he’s on roids? Or RGIII was cheated from the MVP trophy? Because show some evidence or even a rumor he’s been juicing. As for MVP Adrian had the best year for any running back EVER!!! 9 yards less than Dickerson with like 3o less carries. LOVE RGIII but he wasn’t breaking any passing records last season. Very deservent of the ROY but MVP no way BACK UP ITS AD’s and it ain’t going anywhere.
    THE BANDIT HAS SPOKEN.

  60. The Detroit Lions throwbacks are the sweetest of all throwbacks. Very simple and eye-catching in terms of pairing silver and Honolulu Blue.

    If I had my way, the next version of the Lions uniform should be the throwback with the old 1960’s secondary logo (the low to the ground, stalking lion) on the chest. That way the logo stays relevant for marketing purposes.

    That would look sweet.

  61. I can’t believe PFT commenters are still paying any attention to posts by logicalvoicesays.

    He exists simply to stir the pot. Even Redskins fans don’t believe what he says.

    If everyone would just skip over his posts and ignore him he’d eventually go away for good.

  62. If any of you are making negative comments on the Vikes or Fins unis then you are just outright being a Hater. These are the most bland, generic changes possible ( kudos to Nike, I was actually scared that they would put a stripe of flashing LED’s or some other nonsense). As a Dolphin Fan for over 40 years, I can honestly say these look like Practice Uniforms, but it is still classy traditional. Not in love with the Logo, but a real fan gets over that quickly.. not like it’s our vote to change it back anyway.

  63. theskolbandit says:Apr 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    @logicalvoice
    Get out of here with that cheaterson crap!! What are u saying he’s on roids? Or RGIII was cheated from the MVP trophy? Because show some evidence or even a rumor he’s been juicing.
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    Why shouldn’t logicalvoice be entitled to his opinion?
    Packer fans have to constantly weed through Viking fan’s posts, spewing their hatred and HGH lies every single time there’s a Clay Matthews post on PFT.

    Oh, but that’s different, right?

  64. filthymcnasty1 says:
    Apr 23, 2013 6:09 PM
    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 23, 2013 4:09 PM

    Purple pants are fine as long as they never wear them with the purple jerseys. They did that once a few years ago and it looked like 11 Barneys running around the field.

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    Marketing 101. They were trying to appeal to their core demographic.

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    If uniforms used in ONE game indicate core fan demographics (for starters that doesn’t make sense, but we’ll ignore that for now) I don’t even know what the Packers throwback uniforms they use multiple times a year say about their core fan demographic…oh wait. Yes I do.

  65. Things are always ruined when you try to do more than needed. Simple is not always a bad thing, vikes and phins uniforms are almost identical other than the stripes on the vikes and color, and they look great. Less is more.

  66. What happens when you fix something that isn’t broken? The new Dolphins uniforms. They took the most interesting uniforms in the NFL and made them look like practice unies. However, corporate conservative types will probably gush about how “clean” they look, having had their personality removed. Tellingly, the only orange remaining is there to increase visibility of Nike’s corporate logo. Perhaps Nike’s sweatshops can’t afford orange die for anything but their logo.

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