The announcement of the new uniforms has been a very carefully played game on the part of the Jaguars. When the rumors started gaining ground about the new uniforms, the Jaguars denied that it was a possibility. Fans pointed out that Football Fanatics were putting all the jerseys on sale. The Jaguars still denied rumors. Then Vic, in his Ask Vic column, said
Matt from Jacksonville
I renewed my two season tickets. I just wanted to say that after the depression of last season, I am really looking forward to this brand new day of Jaguars football and I’m very encouraged about what we have done so far. My question: Are we getting new uniforms this year as the rumors suggest, and is it true they will be radically different?
Vic: I saw them but I had to vow not to describe what I had seen, which is no problem because I’ve already forgotten what I saw. I’m not a big fashion guy. I already know what I’m going to wear to work tomorrow: khaki pants and a short-sleeve sport shirt, which is what I’m wearing now and pretty much wear every day. In the winter and late fall, I wear a long-sleeve sport shirt, and sometimes even a sweater vest if it’s really cold or I’m in a daring mood.
So the denial game was over with.
That meant the speculation game began. What were they going to look like? Would they be more like the Broncos? The Cardinals? Would teal be more of a focus color? What would happen to the black and gold?
Well, some of the speculation is finally over. Reebok sponsored billboards went up on the sides I-95 and I-10. It features the back of Maurice Jones-Drew heading out the doors to what one can only assume to be a high powered, important game.
There is a peak.
A tease, if you will.
With the date “4.22.09″ proclaimed to all Jacksonvillians.
What do we know?
The font is different. Teal is the main color. Your old jerseys won’t look too out of place. We will know more a few days before the draft.