For years now, the uniforms for the NFL’s Pro Bowl have been simple. They went with a theme of blue for the NFC and red for the AFC. Well, that’s changed. Along with all the rule changes to the game, the event will no longer feature the two NFL conferences butting heads.
Since that now eliminates the former color scheme, the NFL has gone back to the drawing board and made these the jerseys for this year’s Pro Bowl:
Fans of NCAA football should be excited about this. It will look like Oregon is taking on Oregon State in one of the most high profile NFL games of the year. The neon colors should be exciting, but they look like a desperate attempt to get attention.
The team drafted by the AFC captain will wear the white jerseys with the orange trim while the team drafted by the NFC captain will wear the charcoal grey uniforms with neon green trim. The company that designs jerseys for the NFL, Nike, feels that these uniforms are a futuristic look that has become popular in college sports.
“Worn by some of the league’s best, the uniform features amplified design details like vibrant color accents and Pro Bowl achievement stars on the nameplates,” the press release reads. “Reflecting by the pace of the game, these concept uniforms are punctuated by accents of vibrant orange and volt.”
What do you think of the new Pro Bowl uniforms? And do you think all these changes will help the Pro Bowl gain back the popularity that it lost over the years?