When Nike initially took over as the official supplier of NFL uniforms, many immediately wondered if the clothing giant would make drastic changes to team uniforms and bring the college football uniform element to the professional game. While the initial batch of uniforms rolled out with no major changes — other than the Seattle Seahawks — it is not out of the question that teams could be changing within the next few seasons.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the teams who will be making a minor change. They have switched from teal as their primary jersey color to an all-black look that pleases fans.
Who could be the next team to change their look? The Miami Dolphins.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said today that the deadline to submit changes to team’s uniforms and logos is looming. Does Dee anticipate any changes in South Florida? Dee said that there are “likely” to be changes. The news came via Jesse Agler of The Finsiders and Agler added that the potential changes don’t sound drastic.
“We’re going to have one eye on the history and the tradition,” Dee said. “This is not going to be a change from the Tampa Bay orange to the pewter gray that they did. This is going to be, if we do it, much more subtle than that. I think you’ll see our color scheme stay the same. I think you’ll see the basic elements of the logo, with the sunburst and the dolphin, remain the same.”
It is hard to say what the Dolphins could have in mind with the changes but their neon color scheme falls perfectly in hand with what Nike likes to do.
An interesting tweak to the uniforms would be to darken the teal and use the orange color as a highlight a la the Seahawks neon green accents.
Of course, Nike and the Dolphins organization are the only ones who know what changes could be looming. We will have to just wait and see what they have in mind.