Ranking the 10 Worst Uniforms in NFL History

June 26, 2020 - 2:08 pm
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In Week 1 of the 2010 season, the Philadelphia Eagles wore their kelly green throwback uniforms, paying homage to the 50th anniversary of their 1960 NFL Championship.

The uniforms were so widely praised that it's led to a push by some current Eagles and a large portion of the fanbase to either return to the kelly green uniforms on a full-time basis or make it a regular alternate uniform.

The Eagles' organization has shown no inclination to move on from midnight green, the franchise's primary color since 1996. Given that they won the first Super Bowl in franchise history while rocking their midnight green jerseys, it appears unlikely that they will move on from that kit at any point in the near future.

That said, the team is currently unable to wear their kelly green uniforms and helmets as an alternate because in 2013 the NFL introduced a rule that forces all players to wear the same helmet all season. Though there is some indication that rule could soon be softened, until that happens, many NFL teams will be unable to wear their classic throwbacks once or twice a season.

The flip side of that, though, is before the rule was instituted, quite a few teams were wearing pretty hideous alternate or throwback uniforms, ones that have been shelved since the one-helmet rule came into effect. If that rule goes away, we may say the return of some of the ugliest uniforms in NFL history, including a few of these 10, which RADIO.COM Sports has determined are the worst the league has ever seen:

Ryan Tannehill and the Titans have a pretty bad look right now. Photo credit (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Donovan McNabb models the Eagles' 2007 throwbacks. Photo credit (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Le'Veon Bell and the Jets debuted their black throwback uniforms in 2019. Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)
Kyle Orton and the Broncos had some brutal throwbacks in 2009. Photo credit (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger models the Steelers' bumble bee alternate jerseys. Photo credit (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Eli Manning models the Giants' infamous red alternates. Photo credit (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Erik Kramer and the Bears had a disastrous throwback in the 1994 season. Photo credit (Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Mike Evans models the worst jerseys in Buccaneers history. Photo credit (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Marshawn Lynch models' the Bills' disastrous 2000s home look. Photo credit (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Julius Jones models the Seahawks' lime green alternates in 2009.

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