The NFL Pro Bowl was traditionally a red, white and blue affair until Nike introduced bright orange and neon green-yellow (volt) to the equation in 2014.
Since then, we’ve had all-star games that have pitted anthracite versus white with gold accents and red versus blue with neon trim or gradient numbers. And it appears this year’s Pro Bowl will be no different, either, as retail leaks on NFL Shop show another round of gold and anthracite jerseys.
The NFL notably celebrated its 50th anniversary by having players in the 1970 Pro Bowl wear gold helmets with a commemorative logo, and then recognized Super Bowl 50 with a year-long celebration that culminated in the the aforementioned gold-accented uniforms in 2016. A gold Wilson football was also prominently featured in a Super Bowl LIII commercial promoting the league’s centennial season, so it comes as no surprise to see the Pro Bowl return to a similar motif.
No word on if the gold ball will make an appearance in the game, however. It’s also unclear at this time whether the uniforms will be monochrome or if they’ll feature contrasting pants — though the players will certainly wear their respective team helmets as they have since 1979.
The jerseys themselves feature NFL 100 logo on the collar, the Pro Bowl logo on the left shoulder, stars instead of TV numbers and sublimated team logos on the sleeves. There is also a contrasting gradient striping pattern down the sides and a V-shaped design on the chest that follows the seams of Nike’s Vapor Untouchable template and first appeared on the 2016 set.
The 2020 NFL Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Jan. 26. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN.
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