We are more than a quarter of the way through the 2013 NFL season, which means football has essentially taken over your entire brain. You’ve seen the new jersey tweaks (or completely new jerseys altogether) and the familiar, tried-and-true uniforms have re-entered your life comfortably.
With five weeks to digest them all, it’s time to do what we all love the most: rank them (and then argue about it).
The Best of the Best
These are, by far, the best jerseys in the NFL today. Whether it’s a classic look or a tremendous redesign that is so good it could be a result of the direct will of a higher power, these are the NFL uniforms that stand tall above the rest.
Most of the elite uniforms you find here are relatively simple in design, reliant on excellent uses of color rather than inexplicable piping, bizarre pant designs and gradient helmets that could only be the result of a higher-up team executive who was on an acid trip at the wrong time.
Simplicity is just the right way to go when it comes to a uniform, which means Nike is out to ruin professional football forever.
The Rest of the Best
Keep in mind, there are some very good – even great – uniforms in this next grouping; they just don’t have that “elite” status yet. Here you’ll realize that you should reconsider Miami’s new uniforms and maybe take the Cowboys’ look off that pedestal.
And with so many big uniform changes this season, Minnesota’s matte helmets are flying under the radar, but they’re spectacular.
10. Dallas Cowboys
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Oakland Raiders
15. New York Jets
16. Baltimore Ravens
18. Detroit Lions
Middle of the Pack
For a lot of these teams, their uniforms are just sort of…there. Often okay but never great, these are teams that could use a tweak or two. Some have already tweaked their look or completely overhauled it, which puts them in a sort of uniform purgatory.
20. New York Giants
22. Houston Texans
23. Seattle Seahawks
25. Atlanta Falcons
26. Denver Broncos
27. St. Louis Rams
The Worst of the Worst
Welcome to the putrid, steaming pile of excrement that is the NFL’s worst collection of uniforms. You’ll find that the Washington Redskins are included here. Their color scheme is actually great (and their logo doesn’t seem to be overtly offensive), but with a name like that and the very real, very justified controversy surrounding it, it’s impossible to put them anywhere but second-to-last.
Because the Jacksonville Jaguars deserve to be last forever with those new uniforms. My God.
29. Tennessee Titans
31. Washington Redskins
32. Jacksonville Jaguars