The 8 Most Boring Uniforms in NFL History
Some, like the one pictured here, are outlandish and widely discredited, but with Nike president Charlie Benson's statement that the company is intent "on changing the NFL jersey dramatically just like we've done with the college programs," the University of Oregon's outfits last year may be closer to what NFL fans should expect to see on Sundays in 2012.
Maybe some flair wouldn't be too bad. Over the years in the NFL there have been a slew of uninspiring jerseys.
Much of the uniform artwork can be purchased at heritagesportsart.com.
Buffalo Bills 1960
One may look at this jersey from the Bills' inaugural season and think of the Detroit Lions of the same time (or really ever). This wouldn't be far from the mark—they were designed by the same individual, who apparently lacked creativity.
Chicago Bears 1933
This plain orange jersey the Bears introduced in 1933 is a far cry from their original striped version or versions from later in the decade.
Philadelphia Eagles 1949-1960
While the Eagles sport some of the NFL's coolest jerseys now, they've spent a large part of their existence wearing plain green with no flair whatsoever.
St. Louis Rams 1965
The Rams have always had a solid uniform due in part to the consistency of their helmet design.
This "sleek" design, though, is not helped by its equally "sleek" helmet design, especially when compared to the franchise's other uniform incarnations.
The Indianapolis Colts jerseys haven't really changed over the years and have never really been interesting.
Luckily Peyton Manning's squad has more to offer than flashy jerseys.
The Cleveland Browns are another franchise that have maintained the same uniforms throughout the team's history, and those uniforms are epically boring, without even a helmet logo to catch the eye. But once Art Modell discarded the Browns' elvish mascot, there was really no other option.
They get no love in the circulating mock-ups either.
New York Giants
The New York Giants' simple uniform design has carried throughout the decades. This 1940s design is their flashiest.
Acme Packers 1921
It took nearly a decade for the Green Bay Packers to switch to a uniform that was more than pure advertising for the team's namesake and original sponsor.