Ultimate NFL Uniform Rankings, From 1 To 32

By David Guidera
February 26, 2013 9:03 am
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As a novice NFL history buff—I’d recommend writers like FN’s Tom Pollin if you’re seeking experts—I’m most enthusiastic about uniforms that grew out of the NFL’s Golden Age of the 1960’s. There were the stoic and proud designs of the franchises that survived the early years, juxtaposed with the colorful cries for attention from the AFL franchises and expansion teams.

The Ultimate NFL Uniform Rankings breaks down accordingly.

Some ground rules: the year the franchise began wearing the uniform appears in parenthesis including when throwbacks and “fauxbacks” were first used and reappeared as alternates if applicable.

No team that succumbed to that weird Nike collar design adopted in the 2012 season—when Nike won the contract as the exclusive NFL merchandiser from Reebok—is allowed in the Top 10.

I don’t know what to think of the bi-colored collar, but I’m pretty sure I don’t like it and I may be reduced to grabbing a torch and pitchfork and marching to Nike HQ demanding change or Phil Knight’s head! Who’s with me!! Nobody? Ok, moving on…

(A special thanks to Uni Watch and Gridiron Uniform Database, two of the most comprehensive sources for NFL uniforms on the interwebs).

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13 months ago
I agree on the Eagles... bring back the Kelly Greens!
13 months ago

Now that my 13-year campaign against the "predominantly orange" Broncos' uniforms has ended successfully, I'm ready for another fight. Let's hear it Philly fans!
13 months ago
You are the true uniform dork. The white facemask and the only team to currently wear them would be a sweet trivia question. And the Jagr mullet....good times.
13 months ago

I would have killed with the Eastern Bloc babes.
13 months ago
The motion is carried on the Kelly Greens. Plus the Washington burgundy looks nice. I just wish they'd drop the yellow pants
13 months ago

Yeah, the yellow is a bit too nostalgic. My favorite is the maroon and tan combo Washington wore from 48-68 (02-03 as a throwback). The spear helmet logo was cool too.

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