Where do new Bengals uniforms rank among Nike NFL redesigns as of 2021?
Nike burst onto the NFL scene in 2012 when it became the league's official uniform provider, immediately redesigning the Seahawks' and Jaguars' looks. One's already a stalwart look — the other, not so much.Get more news about mens soccer shorts,you can vist futbolucl!
Nike has had some swings-and-misses when it comes to their redesigns. While the concepts are cool, some suffer from over-design — or over-branding — where a little simplicity would have gone a long way. In some cases, that over-design came at the cost of a team's brand, which led to less-than-stellar results.
To be fair, none of the uniforms on the latter half of this ranking is truly awful — there have been really, really bad uniforms in sports history and none of the ones on this list fit that bill.
The Buccaneers, Falcons, Browns, Rams, Chargers, Colts and Patriots all got new looks in 2020, and they were all pretty, pretty good. The Bengals got a new look in 2021, and they followed a similar trend for Nike: Less design, more simplicity for effect.The Jags are one of a few teams to get updated uniforms more than once since Nike took over. That's with good cause: The first attempt at updating their uniforms turned out to be a bit of a mess.
While the team was in desperate need of a new design, something about these uniforms just felt patchwork. Maybe it was the different-colored shoulders, the multiple stitch bordering the numbers or the really bad gradient helmet. Actually, it was probably a combination of all three.
The best thing to come out of these updated uniforms was the new logo, which was sorely needed and added a lot of detail. In all, these were probably the worst of the makeovers that Nike has done, which is why the Jags changed it up at the next available moment.If these uniforms look oddly familiar, it's because they are oddly familiar; they're adjacent to the uniforms they had prior to Nike's redesign in 2014, with a few minor changes. The team even references it in their official release via their website.
The numbering doesn't feature any kind of new flavor and the actual plain-ness of the uniforms themselves is such a turnoff considering, at minimum, Nike tried something new and different with the design of the Bucs prior uniforms.
In all, these uniforms are just painfully bland. They're not bad. They're just bland. They're unappealing and not at all inspiring. The font and number doesn't do anything new or original. The design is something so basic that it's a wonder why they ever changed in the first place.