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NFL Reverse Retro (16/32 NE/NYJ)

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As you’re surely aware by now, the NHL unveiled its “Reverse Retro” program, which attempts to reimagine a chapter from each team’s visual history in a new color scheme. Today I'm going to start to imagine the NFL team-by-team for all 32 franchises.

 

Before we get to that, it’s worth mentioning that like IRL Reverse Retro, it’s a fun idea that works really, really well in some cases … and not so well in others. As we see with so many league-wide uniform programs, attempting to force-fit an every team into a certain template or concept doesn’t always work. So there will be some home runs, but there will be some that swing and miss. I am well aware there may be some stinkers, but feel free to comment and criticize either way.

 

Let's kick things off...

 

Chicago Bears

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Inspiration: 1936

 

Recolored version of the Bears' current throwback jersey which debuted in 2019 with orange and white flipped. Hall of famer Bronco Nagurski wore the original '36 uniform.

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Excited for this!

 

The above uni is so much better than the wannabe Broncos jersey Chicago sported last night

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Excited for this as well.

 

I can’t think of a better league wide program than reverse retro, and wouldn’t be surprised if other leagues start adapting it. 
 

bears look great!

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I love applying this idea to leagues other than the NHL, and I’m looking forward to this series. 

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Detroit Lions

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Inspiration: 1957, Detroit's last NFL Championship

 

Color swap of the Lions' current throwback. This uniform was worn by Bobby Layne and during the season where San Francisco blew a 20-point 3rd quarter lead against Detroit in the playoffs.

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Green Bay Packers

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Inspiration: 1967; 2nd straight Super Bowl win and Vince Lombardi's final season with Green Bay

 

Yellow jersey, green numbers with GWGWG sleeve stripes. Current helmet, pants and socks are used

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Minnesota Vikings

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Inspiration: 1969 road uniform

 

Purple colored with YWY UCLA stripes. Worn during last NFL championship season and first Super Bowl appearance

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Inspiration: 1988 AFC Champions

 

Orange version of the jersey worn by Norman "Boomer" Esiason and Elbert "Ickey" Woods

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Cleveland Browns

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Inspiration: 1950 NFL Champions

  • Orange jersey with BWBWB stripes
  • Socks matching sleeves
  • Helmet stripe removed

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Baltimore Ravens

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Inspiration: 1996 inaugural season

 

This one is one of the more extreme reversals

  • Black jersey
  • Gold numbers
  • Purple pants with large white stripe and current alternate logo on right thigh
  • Hybrid helmet and sleeve logos

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On 11/23/2020 at 12:57 PM, RBronish said:

Baltimore Ravens

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Inspiration: 1996 inaugural season

 

This one is one of the more extreme reversals

  • Black jersey
  • Gold numbers
  • Purple pants with large white stripe and current alternate logo on right thigh
  • Hybrid helmet and sleeve logos

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Always wanted to see these uniforms in a black jersey and purple pants, and it is surprisingly good!

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Very cool! I like that Baltimore one more than expected, I'm excited to see what you've got for the Panthers!

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