Cue up the critics, because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just unveiled a wild new set of uniforms for 2014. The franchise tweeted out the first look at the new NFL Nike Elite 51 Uniform design on Monday morning.
The uniforms are a far cry from the past design. The following description according to a press release from Tampa Bay:
In collaboration with the Buccaneers and the NFL, Nike designers incorporated many of the unique historical aspects of the Tampa Bay area by showcasing the city’s roots, vibrant culture and spirited fanbase. The new uniform features a refreshed color scheme honoring the franchise’s past and present, while confidently positioning the team for the future.
The base uniform color has been energized with richer pewter, juxtaposed with a brighter, more vibrant shade of “Buccaneer Red”. In homage to the Buccaneers’ early uniforms, the look also features “Bay Orange” as a new primary trim color and accent on both the jersey and the pants. Tampa Bay also becomes the first NFL franchise to incorporate a revolutionary reflective chrome border around the numbers on the front, back and shoulders. The chrome border incorporates a technologically advanced reflective coating that adds a new dimension, increased readability and a unique glow to the numbers.
To read more about the two-year project, visit buccaneers.com.