NFL Throwback jerseys: Yay or nay?

Published On October 29, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Washington Redskins at home on October 28 in interesting fashion. The biggest headline from the game was not the final score, but rather the hideous throwback uniforms the Steelers wore for the game. In light of their fashion faux pas, we decided to take a look at some of the best (and worst) throwbacks in the NFL this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Steelers’ throwback jerseys look more like rugby uniforms than football uniforms. The black and yellow stripped jerseys matched their striped socks, and they had tan pants to finish off the uniform. Overall, this uniform was just awful.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

On October 21, the Buccaneers stepped out in their light orange old school jerseys and matching white pants. This was the uniform they had up until 1997 when they changed to their current red jerseys.

New England Patriots

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

The Patriots wore their throwback jerseys for their October 21 game against the Jets. Opposite of their normal blue jerseys, the Pats throwback jerseys are a solid red with blue and white striped shoulder patches and white pants.

Washington Redskins

Redskins players Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo show off throwback uniforms. Photo Credit: Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post.

Normally the Redskins wear a burgundy colored jersey with gold pants. In honor of their 80th anniversary, they showed off their throwback uniforms this season. The throwbacks consist of maroon jerseys with tan pants. They are not too different than the current jerseys.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant kicks the game winning field goal from the hold of punter Matt Bosher. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

The Falcons showed off their throwback uniforms on September 30 in their game against the Carolina Panthers. Their throwback uniforms are black jerseys with white pants and some red on their helmets. Normally, the uniforms are a red jersey with white pants and black helmets.

So, who do you think has the best and worst throwback uniform? Sound off in the comment section below!


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About The Author

Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.