The Buccaneers revealed their new uniforms today and they went retro with the pewter colored jerseys that were worn by the Bucs in the Super Bowl winning season of 2002.
The Bucs new uniforms are very similar to the uniforms that were worn from 1997-2013.
Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer said “This new but familiar look is a direct result of the valuable feedback we received from our fans. We are excited to return to our classic Super Bowl era uniforms while also introducing a sleek Color Rush uniform that showcases our signature pewter in a new and dramatic way. The refreshed classic design of our home and away combinations bridges our past with our exciting new future, and we are confident it will resonate with our fans.”
From the comments on social media the new uniforms are running 70-30 in favor versus those who are opposed to the new uniforms.
The Bucs had the best 10 year run in history from 1997-2007 wearing the pewter and deep red colored jerseys which are almost a carbon copy of the uniforms the Bucs rolled out today.
From 1997-2007, the likes of Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, and Mike Alstott all wore the pewter colored uniforms. And as the new era of Buccaneer football begins this fall, Tom Brady, Shaq Barrett, and Lavonte David are the new Buccaneer stars that will wear these uniforms and try to end the losing that has plagued the organization for the last decade.
The Bucs unveiled three jersey colors today. A deep red jersey, a bright white jersey, and of course the sharp pewter colored jersey which the Bucs can wear up to three times a year.
Some other new features of the uniform, the pirate ship is embroidered on both shoulders and has black sails instead of red. The face mask on the helmet is a black instead of chrome.
The pewter colored jersey seemed to be the biggest hit with the fans.
There was a small swell of support for the return of the creamsicle colored jerseys, but at the end of the the day the Super Bowl era pewter and deep red colored jerseys won out.
Keep in mind that the jerseys are not going to help the Bucs win any more games. yes they will look more cool, but it’s the names on the back of the jersey that will help the Bucs win.
Names like Brady, Suh, Evans, Pierre-Paul, Godwin, and Barrett.
It truly is a new era in Buccaneer football. It started in 2019 with the hiring of Bruce Arians. It continued this off-season with the signing of Tom Brady. And now the new uniforms completes the trifecta.
Now how about snapping that 12 year playoff drought.