There are no official winners or losers among NFL teams making uniform additions, modifications, or changes in the 2023 offseason, but we might unofficially have our winner. Many teams have been doing fun stuff with their uniforms throughout the offseason with some teams like the Colts and Lions getting brand-new alternates. Other teams like the Broncos just got a new helmet. The Arizona Cardinals got new uniforms completely.
Other teams still, like the Philadelphia Eagles, have been leaning into classic throwback uniforms. Teams like the Seahawks, Titans, Buccaneers, and Vikings have really leaned into the throwback aesthetic, and the rest of the NFL — even fans of other teams — are excited that these classic uniforms are coming back.
The NFL’s color palette was just much louder and more vibrant in the 1990s. The uniform combinations were truly a sight to see every week and they have been replaced over the last 20 or so years with more teams leaning into more muted color schemes. Take the Eagles, for example, who wear a much darker shade of green on a week-to-week basis. They still have very good uniforms, the colors just don’t pop like these uniforms.
The Titans have pops of color but their primary color is a dark navy blue. That’s one big reason why their bright, sky-blue Oilers throwbacks stand out so much. The same goes for the Seattle Seahawks who wear mostly navy blue on a week-to-week basis and are now returning to that vibrant royal blue uniform from the 90s that everyone loves.
And the list goes on.
NFL fans seem to really love it that teams are leaning into these throwback aesthetics, whether it’s the massive contrast of how vibrant these uniforms are compared to the uniforms teams are rocking weekly, or if it’s just flat-out nostalgia that gets us all.
Whatever it is, I think it’s arguable that the Philadelphia Eagles have won the NFL offseason with this one. The combination of the green uniform with the gray pants is legendary, and the old-school Kelly Green helmet with the gray facemask is tremendous.
It is tough to say this is a definitive, total knockout win over the Seattle Seahawks or Tennessee Titans for best offseason uniform modification, but I think the Philadelphia Eagles take it.