As part of the 2016 NFL schedule release, the league announced that every team will wear Color Rush jerseys next season. Every game on Thursday Night Football will feature teams wearing the Color Rush jerseys that the league experimented with last season.
The San Diego Chargers will face the Denver Broncos in Week 6 on Thursday Night Football in what will presumably by the Color Rush game for both teams. According to a Twitter leak, the colors that each team could be wearing were made available. Though it does note that each jersey color is scheduled to change, the Chargers could be wearing powder blue jerseys and pants for this game.
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— NFL Leaks (@NFL_Leaks) April 16, 2016
Last season, the NFL ran a few Color Rush games which seemed to generate mixed reviews. While the idea was certainly innovative, it made games somewhat confusing, particularly for those fans who may be color blind. This season, according to Pro Football Talk, the league has a plan for that too. The league didn’t think of this last year when they had the Buffalo Bills wearing all red face the New York Jets wearing all green. Though it may have looked like Christmas for some, it was nothing but a blurb for others.
In other instances, like the game when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the St. Louis Rams, it appeared that the league was going for a ketchup versus mustard theme.
Dec 17, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries the ball in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
But the all powder blues would be a hit, right? Certainly there are others besides ESPN’s Chris Berman who considers the powder blue jerseys to be the best looking in NFL history. Adding the powder blue pants will certainly be a sight to see.
Nov 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Green-Thompson (54) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) celebrates Green-Thompson’s tackle of Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Turbin (23) during the game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. The Panthers defeat the Cowboys 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
When the Carolina Panthers played the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in 2015, they had a look that will be somewhat similar to how the Chargers could look in Week 6. So, how do you feel about them? Is this a good idea or something the NFL should drop before it gets really bad?