The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have unveiled their new uniforms: a complete re-design by Nike as part of their Elite 51 Uniform series, and a massive departure from the previous design. A departure from the heavy red-and-pewter design, the Bucs' new uniforms' main colors appear to be a darker pewter and red. The jerseys released to us were the white alternates.
"Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history," said Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer. "We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward."
The jersey features pewter pants and shoulders with "bay orange" and red highlights, the orange being a reference to the team's old creamsicle uniforms from before 1997. The torso is white with red lettering in a new font, while the right shoulder pad features the team's secondary logo: a "powerful wooden ship". The left shoulder carries the text "BUCS".
The team's red jerseys will have similar pewter sleeves and shoulder pads, with white numbers and text. The Buccaneers unveiled their new logo and helmets two weeks ago, and you can find them here.
The Buccaneers will hold a Season Pass Member-only event at some point in the near future to first unveil a live look at those uniforms. The new jerseys will go on sale online on April 1, 2014. Apparently that's not an April Fools joke.