The NFL is doing away with forcing “Color Rush” uniforms down our throats on Thursday nights, but did Davante Adams unveil one for the Packers?
The installation of a Thursday night game each week during the NFL season has come in concert with teams wearing their single-color “Color Rush” uniforms in the majority of cases. Some have been tolerable, but most have been bad.
Fox is taking over Thursday Night Football this year, and network executive Bill Wanger said in a recent radio interview that Color Rush uniforms won’t be used. That’s a little aggressive, but it’s easy to expect greater flexibility for teams during the 2018 season.
The Green Bay Packers have used a white-on-white Color Rush uniform, when green or even gold could have been an option. On his Instagram page a couple days ago, Packers’ wide receiver Davante Adams posted an interesting photo of a jersey with his name on the back.
The Packers actually wore gold uniforms during the 1940s and 1950s, and 2018 will be the franchise’s 100th season. So it would easy to suggest the gold jersey Adams showed off is the team’s Color Rush uniform this year, or possibly an alternate for one of the worst-looking throwback uniforms in the league.
What would a full, head-to-toe gold Color Rush uniform look like, you ask? Thanks to the Instagram page “Lambeau Leapers”, we have a rendition of Adams in said uniform.
A gold Color Rush uniform would automatically go toward the top, if not to the top, of any list of those uniforms. I say that as a lifelong Vikings’ fan, sworn to despise any and everything related to the Packers. If you’re wondering, the gold Packers’ jerseys are for sale online.
Adams had 149 catches and 22 touchdowns over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, with the reward of a four-year, $58 million deal from the Packers last December. If he’s not already Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 wide receiver, Adams will be counted on even more with Jordy Nelson gone. But if his Instagram feed is a preview, Adams will look “golden” for at least one game next season.