Quarterback Tom Brady is making a push for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to bring back the Creamsicle uniforms a year early.
It was revealed earlier this year that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be bringing back the fan-favorite Creamsicle uniforms for the 2023 season. While there is still one more year to wait to watch the two-time Super Bowl champions bring back the orange uniforms, maybe the Tom Brady influence can help change that.
Brady posted photos of Buccaneers minicamp, with one of them being Brady wearing an orange jersey. The caption of the post read “RT if we should wear the Creamsicles this year,” complete with the eyes emoji.
Tom Brady pushes for Creamsicle jerseys to return
Will the Brady influence help the NFL change their minds and move their return to 2022?
The team did reveal in their statement that they had originally planned to bring the uniforms back for throwback games in 2022, but they pushed it until 2023. The Buccaneers cited “global supply chain challenges,” and said that 2023 is the earliest Nike can produce the uniforms.
Tampa Bay wore the orange and white uniforms, complete with their white helmets with “Bucco Bruce” on them beginning in 1976. They wore them regularly until 1996.
The Buccaneers did wear the Creamsicle uniforms sporadically from 2009 until 2013. The reason they stopped doing so was because of the NFL’s rule that each team could only wear one set of helmets.
For those who want to see Brady don the Creamsicle uniforms for the first time of his career, they will probably have to wait until 2023.