NFL teams are either bringing back throwback uniforms or coming up with new designs for the 2022 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars should follow suit and dust off their original jerseys, the ones they wore in the early years of the franchise.
Not long ago, the Houston Texans revealed they will be wearing a red helmet when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3. Similarly, Philly will be showing off the Green Kelly look of the late 80s and early 90s in 2022. The Texans and the Eagles aren’t the only two teams wearing alternative gear in 2022 though.
The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will also be rocking their throwback uniforms. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints will be inverting their color scheme.
This has been possible due to a change the NFL made to their helmet rules. Back in 2013, they forbid teams from wearing more than one helmet for the players’ safety. This made it difficult to try different designs. However, they amended the rule in 2021 and alternate helmets are now allowed with throwback uniforms.
The Jaguars might eventually unveil alternate helmet designs or wear their classic uniforms but as of this writing, there are no reports indicating they will, at least not this year.
The Jaguars classic look will conjure up pretty good memories
There isn’t a consensus when it comes to uniform designs. Some like traditional looks were there are others in favor of edgier looks. The Jaguars have tried several approaches throughout franchise history, including those gold helmets with shades of black during the mid-2010s.
Make no mistake, the current teal jerseys are pretty cool but everyone seems to like the original design, the one with a jaguar on each sleeve and the gold stripes. The fact that the team had some of their best years while wearing them makes them even better.
Tony Boselli, the franchise’s first Hall-of-Fame inductee had it on. The same is true for Mark Brunell the most efficient quarterback in team history. And who can forget emblematic players such as Fred Taylor, Keenan McCardell, and Jimmy Smith? All of them don the classic look.
The Jaguars currently seem to be headed in the right direction under head coach Doug Pederson. And it would be great to see them winning games while wearing the classic jerseys.