Jacksonville Jaguars Going All-Black For Home Games

Written By:  •  Friday, September 28, 2012

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced yesterday that this Sunday’s game against Cincinnati will be their last using teal as their primary home jersey colour.  Black will become the home uniform, the teal will be demoted to an alternate and worn, at most, twice a season.

Teal had been the primary home jersey colour for the Jaguars since their inaugural season in 1995, black was introduced as an alternate jersey colour beginning in 2004 and was worn once or twice a season until 2009.

Farewell to teal… these uniforms have been bumped to “alternate”

“After this Sunday’s game, we will wear black as our primary jersey and teal will be reserved for special occasions as our alternate jersey. Teal will continue to be a part of our uniform and our logo, but on the field our identity will grow in black jerseys.” – Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan

According to their Twitter account the Jaguars will be wearing black pants with the black jerseys, pair that up with the black helmet and you’ve got a head-to-toe black uniform. Fan reaction has been mostly positive so far but there has been some legitimate concern about a Florida-based home team switching to all-black for their home uniforms.

The new all-black home uniform will debut on October 9th in Jacksonville’s game against the Chicago Bears.

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  • Kevin Joseph

    Where’s the “NO NO NO” button?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stormsurge12 Matthew Edwards

    Booooooooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/stormsurge12 Matthew Edwards

    Booooooooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/troy.riley.908 Troy Riley

    We have too many teams using unique colors (like teal). We don’t have enough teams with black jerseys in sports. That’s sarcasm, of course. At least it’s not as bad as 10 years ago, when almost every team in sports added black to their color scheme and had black jerseys.

  • http://store.flinttropicsshirts.com/ Flint Tropics

    Glad to see the 1990s finally dying. Death to teal!

  • Lindsay Resnick

    Boo. First they took away the gold now the teal?

  • http://gameplancreative.com Tom O’Grady

    The Jags have had an identity crisis since NFL Creative Services ripped off the Jaguar automotive logo as their expansion mark and they had to give Jaguar all types of compensation to make up for the miscue. I’d suggest hitting the reboot button on Jacksonville and start over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.scott.773 Matthew Scott

    That stinks, because each Florida NFL team shared something in common color wise. The Bucs “took” Miami’s orange and the Jaguars “took” their teal (or at least was fairly close). Even though J’ville has been out of sorts, I really liked their design and they should have stuck with it (how do you build tradition if you keep changing it?).

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.scott.773 Matthew Scott

    That stinks, because each Florida NFL team shared something in common color wise. The Bucs “took” Miami’s orange and the Jaguars “took” their teal (or at least was fairly close). Even though J’ville has been out of sorts, I really liked their design and they should have stuck with it (how do you build tradition if you keep changing it?).

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.pham.944 David Pham

    At least they aren’t taking the NBA trend and going grey..

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.pham.944 David Pham

    At least they aren’t taking the NBA trend and going grey..

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxsholl Max Sholl

    WHACK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxsholl Max Sholl

    WHACK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruy.pintoschaffroth Ruy Pinto Schaffroth

    Why the Floridian teams are dropping out the teal? First the Marlins, now the Jags…

    Teal is a cool color, it doesn’t seemed as a “trendy” color for 5 or 10 years, it may endure for years and years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruy.pintoschaffroth Ruy Pinto Schaffroth

    Why the Floridian teams are dropping out the teal? First the Marlins, now the Jags…

    Teal is a cool color, it doesn’t seemed as a “trendy” color for 5 or 10 years, it may endure for years and years.

  • Steven Bari

    Some sort of meta-homage to the “home blackout” that is often already experienced in Jacksonville each week?

    • chris

      uhhh…the jaguars haven’t had a black out in over three years. get your facts straight.

  • Steven Bari

    Some sort of meta-homage to the “home blackout” that is often already experienced in Jacksonville each week?

  • Puckguy14

    And then theres was only one… The San Jose Sharks.

  • Matthew Schilling

    It’s better than if they were to continue wearing white at home. That’s the most annoying trend in sports, NFL teams wearing white at home. It is in fact white, not black, that is the most overused color in sports.

  • Matthew Schilling

    It’s better than if they were to continue wearing white at home. That’s the most annoying trend in sports, NFL teams wearing white at home. It is in fact white, not black, that is the most overused color in sports.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.perezdealba Daniel Pérez de Alba

    What a horrible decision…

  • Matthew Schilling

    @Ruy, The trend of dropping teal started before the Marlins. It may not have been a Florida team, but the Anaheim Ducks did that back in 2006 or so.

  • Matthew Schilling

    @Ruy, The trend of dropping teal started before the Marlins. It may not have been a Florida team, but the Anaheim Ducks did that back in 2006 or so.

    • Aaron

      Don’t forget the Diamondbacks in I think 2005 or 2006. Not a great move by the Jags, but at least there’s some teal in their black uniforms. Although black teal would be cool.

    • Jack

      The Memphis Grizzlies got rid of teal in ’04

  • Bryan Smalley

    I think it’s a great move to drop the teal! Has anyone ever seen a real life jaguar with a teal tongue?

    • Michael

      Has anyone seen a purple raven or a blue bill with a streak of red?

  • Steve Cramsie

    DAMMIT!!! Black is just… wrong. Unless you’re a Raider, and then you’re just plain wrong anyway.

  • Steve Cramsie

    Ahhh yes. The famed “ghetto pajamas” look that the Ravens love so much. I HATE when teams succumb to this garbage to make an extra buck.

  • ibsouper

    Bad move. The Jags go from unique to nondescript.

    • Dan

      Didn’t the players on the team already make them non-descript?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BCLauramore Clay Lauramore

    As a Jag fan it took me a while to warm up to the teal when I was young I preferred the black but now I like the teal it’s teams identity and sets them apart from the rest but I can understand the move from a on the field stand point.

  • Ryan Petrynka
  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.bradford.31 Joshua Bradford

    Bad move!

  • ColinSTL

    Another example of what Paul Lukas calls Black for Black’s Sake. To me, just doesn’t show a lot of imagination at all. That said–willing to give it time and see how it goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/meantwin Brent Stewart

    arent they in florida how r they gonna wear all black 4 pre n reg season n the summer

  • Curtis J Spangler

    A damn shame.

  • Benoit

    This wont make them winner

  • Andrew

    Terrible idea. Stick with teal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/N.Melim Nicholas Melim

    Black was a GREAT alt jersey. Damn shame they are getting rid of the teal, which was very original. C’mon, like there needs to be 4 teams w/ black as a primary home.

  • Rob

    I guess my last post was deleted

    • Rob

      My post will not show up!

      • Rob

        I wish they would get rid of the stupid flywear collar and lame piping that makes the Jags look like a trendy arena team.Real horrible look!

  • Michael

    At least make the teal the alternate!

    • Scheherazade

      They are. As it says, the teal will become an alternate uniform.

  • Brian Castner

    Other than the all white on the road they need to go back to the initial look they had. Very underrated look. But as far as the color they’re wearing if it were 50 years ago with the different materials it’d be a bigger deal. But with the materials they’re using today I don’t think the difference between the black, teal, or white will be that big. I just wish they’d keep it from all black and leave the black pants for the road games. I hope they don’t go all white on the road now.

  • ingmar66

    Raiders East Coast? Head to toe black looks so cheap and semi-tough, better change the name to Jacksonville Undertakers or Leathermen.

  • Jed

    They’ll probably change all that if and when they move to LA down the road.

  • Aaron

    If they’re going to do black jerseys as their main home jersey, perhaps make the pants teal or white with a heavy teal accent. I think it should be teal main, black alternate personally. Mainly because black is too hot to wear in really any warm climate markets. Although the Saints have black as their main colour anyways and play indoors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.shannon.5 Bill Shannon

    BFBS, shameful

  • Austin Harbeson

    Teal was always a great sports color if used right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcusdj813 Marcus Jackson

    I don’t think it’s BFBS. They’ve always worn black helmets and black has always been an official color for them.

  • avspens

    ouch that outa be hot in jacksonville

  • ryan

    I really wish they would get rid of the black Helmet…Sometimes you cant even see a logo on it.

  • jeff

    Another loser franchise selling outwhat little history & tradition they had..all for some street cred and the mighty $$$$ what a joke

  • Mike

    Oh good, another team wearing black. How original.

    I’m a Jaguars fan but this decision is one in a long line of bad ones coming from the franchise over the past few years.

  • Jeff

    While I won’t necessarily lament the loss of the teal unis, I wish they had done a bigger overhaul and chosen another colour instead of just going with black.