The Cleveland Browns shared a graphic to social media on Monday afternoon that presumably teases the unveiling of their 1946 throwback uniforms.
The graphic features the billboard on the side of the Sherwin-Williams building in downtown Cleveland that was made famous by Nike and former Cavaliers forward LeBron James. It shows the silhouette of a player and the date of July 24, 2021.
The throwback uniforms are perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the NFL, as they leaked on eBay back in March alongside the Cincinnati Bengals’ new uniforms and the San Francisco 49ers’ 1994 throwback uniforms.
They feature Cleveland’s traditional striping pattern on the sleeves and brown numbers with an orange drop shadow, replicating the uniforms the Browns wore in 1946. It also includes a special football-shaped patch with that year on the left shoulder.
While it was unclear at the time, we now know the uniform won’t be combined with a white helmet like Cleveland wore from 1946-51, as the one-helmet rule will remain intact for one final season this fall.
That said, the Browns will likely remove their helmet stripes from their standard orange helmets and swap their brown facemask for gray.
Photo courtesy of @Browns on Twitter.