When the NFL unveiled their “Color Rush” uniforms for the 2015 season I thought the idea of two teams wearing single color matching jerseys and pants was a cool idea. The Christmas themed Bills and Jets game was great. The ketchup vs mustard Buccaneers and Rams match-up an instant classic.
Of course, it would have been better for me had Tampa Bay won the game, but no use dwelling on the past when we can rank it!
So, I’m going to throw my best and worst Color Rush Jerseys of all time at you, and just like I’m sure some of you hated the Christmas colors or the hot dog condiments (sorry, Chicago) I look forward to reading your thoughts on these classic – and not so classic - uniform creations.
2017 Carolina Panthers
You know what screams creativity? Wearing a jersey your franchise has already worn in the past and turning the pants the same color!
If DeAngelo Williams wore the same style of jersey back when he was a Panthers running back then this isn’t new. Claiming it was part of a ‘new’ style in 2015 and then copy/pasting two more times also doesn’t make it new.
2017 Green Bay Packers
I’m not saying they should have gone all yellow here, and I understand all green causes issues for those with red-green color blindness.
Still, the all-white uniforms just don’t scream Packers to me.
2016 Seattle Seahawks
Perhaps trying to make up for the problem those with color blindness experienced with previous versions, the Seahawks decided to mount a full-blown assault on those fortunate enough not to suffer from such an affliction.
For you veterans out there: This is what happens when one football player gets hit by a golf cart stepping on to the field. If one Seahawks player gets overly dehydrated, Nike is stitching Camel Backs into the 2018 version. Just you watch.
2015 Tennessee Titans
Nice color of blue. Especially with that red accent. Not Houston Oilers.
2015 Jacksonville Jaguars
What a disgusting color of yellow. Or Gold. Not sure what they were going for here.
It’s like someone painted this and started trying to use the same color the Saints used for their numbers and then at the last minute decided to mix it with Rams yellow.
Like, it’s the color of indecision, or bad decisions. And seeing it on Blake Bortles just ---- Oh! I see what you did there, Nike. Bravo.
2016 Dallas Cowboys
They aren’t really all one color considering the shoulder edging is blue, and it definitely resembles the older uniforms from the early days of the Dallas Cowboys.
Still, it’s modern and new enough to count and the clean look gives it a clean finish when capped off with the classic silver lid.
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Of course, this is the only color rush jersey in my closet, but it comes in as fourth best on my list.
The all red is solid and the reflective numbers don’t look as bad as they do on the current uniform when worn in contrast to this uniform.
It’s a strong showing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is one of the few uniforms in the series which justifies it’s three-peat performance.
2016 Pittsburgh Steelers
Classic black and yellow won’t ever be wrong. The two colors just mix so well together. However, in this case the jerseys had the choice of going with more black or more yellow.
Who would have thought such a simple thing as filling in white with yellow would look so good.
2016 Cincinnati Bengals
The only thing that could make these uniforms look bad is seeing Chris Baker dancing in them.
For the Bengals, all white with black stripes is a little weird at first, but it’s just enough creativity while staying close to home to make it work.
2016 Denver Broncos
A little bit of new with a little bit of old. Those orange jerseys and uniforms with the throwback helmet which isn’t quite the same color so it’s still new while being old. Man!
By far my favorite uniform combination. I’m a sucker for throwback helmets, and the hint of newness to them just takes it over the top.
Alright folks, there’s my worst five and my best five. In 2018 the teams won’t be forced to wear their color rush jerseys but reportedly have the option to do so as an alternate uniform option.
Which teams do you want to see bring theirs back for another trip to the field, and which ones should be trashed?
Of course, we’ve got the ever-popular fan edits which float around each year, so which of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform alterations have you seen and like?