JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars go to teal.
The team announced on Wednesday that it is switching from black to teak as its primary home uniform color, which was a big part of the uniform during the franchise’s success in its early years.
“We heard the fans loud and clear,” equipment chief executive Jimmy Luck said in a statement. “As the only team in the NFL to wear teal, we know what this color means for our organization, 904 and our entire fan base. Teal inspires great memories of some of the greatest moments of our franchise. Moving to teal as our primary color uniform allows us to celebrate that history as we begin a new era of Jaguars football. “
By team, the Jaguars have a 64-50 record (60-42 in home games) while wearing teal-colored jerseys, which includes a win in their first football appearance on Monday night, as well as one of the greatest moments in the franchise’s history: The Victory in the 62-7 playoffs over the Miami Dolphins on January 15, 2000, which proved to be the last game of both defensive player Dan Marin and head coach Jimmy Johnson. Jaguars unofficially announced the color change on Twitter on Tuesday by posting a series of tweets in which the first letter of each tweet read “teal is primary”.
The team tweeted that Twitter had deciphered its “cryptic message” and that the team would make a teal primary color if that tweet received 21,000 retweets. The tweet had 23,000 forwarded tweets from Wednesday at 11:30 p.m.
Tim posted a hype video on Twitter on Wednesday featuring Josh Allen’s defensive end.
– #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) February 17, 2021
The color change is part of a rebranding of the franchise that has been one of the worst in the league in a decade. Jaguars have lost 10 or more games in nine of the past 10 seasons and entered their worst 1-15 franchise in 2020, resulting in the dismissal of general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone.
Owner Shad Khan has hired former Florida and Ohio state coach Urban Meyer, and the Jaguars have their first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The team is expected to pick Clemson striker Trevor Lawrence.