Bolt Beat Weekly Poll: Should the powder blues be Chargers’ primary jersey?
By Matt Pagels
Nov 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) scores a touchdown as Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) defends during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Bolt Beat will do weekly polls on Twitter. This week we focused on what uniforms the Los Angeles Chargers should wear at home.
As unpopular as it may be, the Chargers are in a new city. And with the new city will come a slightly new logo that incorporates their new location. But what about the uniforms?
Fans were actually given a chance to “redesign” the Los Angeles Chargers as part of the Uni Watch column. Here were the winning entries.
A complete makeover is unrealistic at this time, so don’t expect a drastic change. Honestly, even when the team officially shares a stadium with the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood in 2019, it would be wise not to mess with what is an already popular uniform. In May 2015, Uni Watch rated the Chargers’ overall uniforms No. 5 among the 32 NFL teams.
If anything, the Chargers already have a delightful uniform hidden in their closet that could be featured on Sundays–and I’m talking about those powder blues, originally worn when the team started in L.A. in 1960.
Chagers' original powder blue era actually included 4 different shades of blue. Only the last one was a true powder (h/t @GridironUniform). pic.twitter.com/MIkqoPUIzh
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 7, 2016
The Chargers’ powder blue alternates ranked No. 1 in NFL’s Top 10 Uniforms. Bringing them back on an everyday basis would be a sight to see.
The Rams recently went old school after they announced their new helmets, which was voted on by the fans. Should the Chargers make the next move and use the powder blue as their home jersey? After all, it is a fight for L.A., right?
Let’s see what some of the fans think:
Weekly Poll! Should the Chargers make the "Powder Blues" their primary home uniforms?
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) March 2, 2017
Well, that was an easy sell. The Chargers’ current blue and gold home jerseys are nothing to complain about, but it would be nice to see the Chargers wear the powder blues at home more often. Some fans even brought up the idea of wearing the team’s 2016 color rush jerseys (royal blue) in place of the current jersey.
Would you guys like it if the Chargers switched from their navy blues to their powder blues going forward?