The Jacksonville Jaguars rolled out their new-look Nike uniforms today, joining the Seahawks as the second NFL team to give their jerseys a total makeover since Nike took over the license from Reebok prior to the 2012 season.
At first glance, there are several similarities between the Jaguars and Seahawks uniforms, as both stray from the League’s traditional look and move toward more modern, aggressive colors, numbering and logo identity, offering a new representation of the club to their respective fanbases. And like the Seahawks with their College Navy, Wolf Grey and white uniforms, the Jaguars’ fresh garb comes in three distinct colorways – black, white and teal.
“It is truly the embodiment of a Jaguar coming out of the shadows on the hunt,” a Nike spokesperson said at the team’s uniform unveiling today at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
For a complete look at the Jaguars’ new digs, head on over to Jaguars.com.
A look back at the many variations of Seattle Seahawks uniforms through the ages starting with our first year in the league:
1976: The expansion Seahawks debut in uniforms that have a definite 70s look. The color for the home jersey is royal blue, with forest green trim and gray pants. The road jerseys are white, with blue and green arm stripes, and gray pants.
1983: The original look is tweaked, and coincides with Chuck Knox taking over as coach. The logo is incorporated into the stripes on the arms of the jersey; the smaller numbers are moved from the jersey sleeves to the shoulders; and the facemasks on the helmets are changed from silver to blue.
2002: The first total redesign, as the team gets a new look to match its new stadium. The colors are changed to Seahawks blue, Seahawks navy and Seahawks green; the helmet is changed from silver to blue; and the logo takes on a more menacing look and includes the new color scheme. The Seahawks also can have multiple looks, by mixing and matching the white and blue jerseys with the white and blue pants.
2009: The first alternative jersey in franchise history lasts all of one game, as the Seahawks take the field for a Sept. 27 game against the Chicago Bears wearing neon-green tops and darker-blue pants. The jersey, the brainchild of then-GM Tim Ruskell, is “retired,” as then-coach Jim Mora put it, because the team did not win in them.
2012: With Nike taking over as the supplier for the NFL, the Seahawks’ uniform gets another total makeover.