This past Thursday, the NFL subjected us to a Jaguars/Titans primetime game for the second season in a row. In addition to that, it was also the second straight season in which these two teams broke out their Color Rush uniforms. For the Titans, this just meant that they threw on Titan Blue pants, socks, and shoes. For the Jaguars, this meant that they broke out that especially ugly shade of gold for their uniforms.
It turns out that the fans and general uniform critics aren’t alone in thinking that this is an ugly uniform. Even the players aren’t particularly fans of the look, and chief among them is the quarterback of the Jaguars himself: Blake Bortles.
Bortles recently shared his opinion on the uniform with the media, and let’s just say that he’s not a fan.
Blake Bortles, the quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, said, “I think somebody’s got to tell the truth, so I might as well be the first to say it. I think they’re ugly as hell.”
Bortles, whose team lost to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football on Oct. 27 added: “I’m not a big fan of the mustard. They could have done a better job, and I think they should choose a different color.”
Blake Bortles is absolutely right. The Jaguars already have an ugly identity, and their Color Rush uniform may be the single ugliest uniform in the NFL right now. It’s a shame that Nike didn’t go with teal for Jacksonville’s Color Rush uniform. Yeah, the Jaguars have been moving away from teal in recent years and there also may be manufacturing issues on Nike’s part that makes it difficult for them to make uniforms in their shade of teal, but something’s gotta give.
I’d say that this is the last time that we see these uniforms, but I doubt that that will be the case. Instead, we’ll probably see the NFL punish Bortles and the Jaguars by making them wear these uniforms when play the Titans next year on Thursday Night Football for the third straight season.