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The Jaguars older uniforms were not the most progressive looking, the pants stripes were uninspired, and the color consistency was way off. However, I think a lot of people miss those right now.
The Jaguars' owner thought a solution came in the form of their new uniforms, but the logic behind them baffles me.
Jacksonville's colors are teal, black, and gold. Their uniforms originally had teal jerseys with gold trim. Their road jerseys were white with teal numbers and gold trim. They used to wear white pants with teal and gold trim. Good right?
Well, a few years back, Jacksonville began to wear black pants with their white jersey. Then, they changed the teal numerals to black on the white jersey. So, their road uniforms were mainly black and gold, while their home uniforms were mainly teal.
This bothered the heck out of people. So when Jacksonville announced they were releasing new uniforms this year, many thought they were going to drop all of that black and get a consistent dose of teal and gold.
Wrong. The owner said he wanted to give the team an identity. Giving them the same overall look, minus gold, was not the answer.
That is right, the only place on the uniform with gold is the helmet logo. The new jerseys and pants feature zero. The new numerals are way too generic, and the piping (stripes) is hideously executed on the jerseys (it wraps around and then just stops on the back).
Oh, by the way, the road jersey still has black numbers, and still is intended to be worn with black pants.
Upgrade? The old uniforms look like solid gold compared to these, no pun intended. The only good part is that the helmets use reflective paint that makes them glow teal in the sun.
One word to describe the Jag's latest look: fail.
Primary Home Combo: black/teal/white
Primary Road Combo: black/white/black