JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars are going teal.
The crew on Wednesday introduced that it is switching from black to teal as its major dwelling uniform shade, which was a giant a part of the uniform through the franchise’s success throughout its early years.
“We have heard the followers loud and clear,” head tools supervisor Jimmy Luck mentioned in an announcement. “As the one crew within the NFL that wears teal, we all know what this shade means to our group, the 904 and our total fanbase. Teal evokes nice reminiscences of a few of our franchise’s best moments. Making the change to teal as our major uniform shade permits us to rejoice that historical past whereas kicking off a brand new period of Jaguars soccer.”
Per the crew, the Jaguars have a 64-50 file (60-42 in dwelling video games) whereas sporting teal jerseys, which features a victory of their first look on Monday Night time Soccer in addition to one of many best moments in franchise historical past: the 62-7 playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 15, 2000, which turned out to be the ultimate recreation for each Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and head coach Jimmy Johnson. The Jaguars unofficially introduced the colour change on Twitter on Tuesday sending out a collection of tweets which the primary letter of every tweet spelled out “teal is major.”
The crew then tweeted that Twitter discovered its “cryptic message” and that the crew would make teal the first shade if that tweet received 21,000 retweets. The tweet had 23,000 retweets as of 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) February 17, 2021
The colour change is a part of a rebranding of a franchise that has been one of many league’s worst over the past decade. The Jaguars have misplaced 10 or extra video games in 9 of the previous 10 seasons and went a franchise-worst 1-15 in 2020, which resulted usually supervisor Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone being fired.
Proprietor Shad Khan employed former Florida and Ohio State coach City Meyer, and the Jaguars have the primary choose within the upcoming NFL draft. The crew is anticipated to pick out Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.