Top 10 Worst NFL Uniforms According To Fans

Top 10 Worst NFL Uniforms According To Fans
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Every sport has its fair share of great-looking uniforms, and football is certainly no exception. Several NFL teams have classic jerseys and helmets that have been around for ages. Older football fans in Baltimore still remember the Colts’ classic blue-and-white uniforms from when they played at Memorial Stadium.

However, not every uniform is a classic. We got a reminder of that earlier this year when the New York Giants revealed their “Century Red” jerseys. In honor of the team’s upcoming 100th NFL season, the team unveiled a red jersey with a wide blue stripe in the middle. It’s supposed to be a throwback to the team’s 1933 season, but it looks like a cheap ripoff of the Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater.

Not all gauche uniform choices are the result of throwbacks, and Ravens fans know where I’m going with this. In 2015, the team debuted gold pants in honor of the team’s 20th anniversary of its exile from Cleveland. The French mustard pants really clashed with the team’s purple-and-black look.

That look may not have been a winner, but Fanatics Maryland Sportsbook believes the team will be one this season. The book lists the Ravens’ total wins for 2024 at 11.5. The under wager has slightly lower odds (-135) than the over (+135).

Earlier in June, @_MLFootball posted a poll on the platform X (formerly Twitter) asking NFL fans to submit the worst jerseys in NFL history. At BetMaryland.com, we were curious to see which teams topped to the responses. The home of Maryland sportsbooks created a ranking system based on total likes each submission received. When there was a tie, we ranked the team/uniform higher based on the number of times it was submitted.

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Worst NFL Jerseys In History

Rank

Team (Season)

Likes

1

Pittsburgh Steelers - Bumblebee Uniforms (2012-2016)

1,900*

2

New York Giants – Century Red (2024)

1,900

3

Philadelphia Eagles – 75th Anniversary Uniforms (2007)

872

4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2014-15 Season Uniforms

607

5

Green Bay Packers – Throwback Uniform (2021)

411

6

Miami Dolphins – Color Rush (2016)

232

7

Baltimore Ravens – Gold Pants (2015)

200

8

Washington Commanders – Black Alternate (2023)

135

9

Seattle Seahawks – 2009 Uniforms

132

10

New York Giants – Red Alternate (2004-2007)

57

*The Steelers Bumblebee Uniforms and New York Giants Century Red Uniforms had the same number of likes, but the Steelers were mentioned more, breaking the tie.

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Fans Really Hate These Jerseys

As the results show, the Giants are not alone in honoring throwbacks that really should be throwaways.

The Pittsburgh Steelers still catch grief for the “Bumblebee” uniform that resembled what The Three Stooges wore in some of their football skits. The Philadelphia Eagles abandoned their classic green look in Week 3 of the 2007 season to wear baby blue and yellow jerseys reminiscent of the team’s fit back in 1933. That did not go over well.

The Ravens’ gold pants made this list as well, but they did not get nearly as many (dis?) likes as the Steelers, Giants or Eagles’ contributions. Perhaps it’s because few people remember a 5-11 team wearing them.

But this year’s Ravens are expected to be much better than that. Track the Baltimore Ravens playoff chances all season with us at BetMaryland.com.

Baltimore’s Golden History

Gold has always been a trim color in the Ravens’ palette, but the gold pants weren’t the only time when the team experimented with using the color more. In 2016, the team’s purple jersey included gold numbers instead of the traditional white.

And Baltimore is adding more gold this season, with the NFL now allowing teams to wear multiple helmets. Ravens Senior Vice President of Marketing Brad Downs has unveiled on the team’s YouTube channel an alternate helmet that includes a gold facemask and gold helmet stripes that the team will wear with its color rush jerseys this season.

We probably won’t see the helmet in postseason play if the Ravens make it that far, and oddsmakers at Maryland sports betting apps believe Baltimore will be one of the better teams in the NFL this season.

At Caesars Maryland Sportsbook, the Ravens are the book’s third choice on the Super Bowl futures board. Only the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, both at +575, have shorter odds than the Ravens’ +900 as of June 21.

USA Today photo by Tommy Gilligan

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