The Los Angeles Rams made waves last year when they became the first team in the NFL to unveil a new set of uniforms that didn’t include a white road option.
That apparently lasted only one season, though, as wide receiver Tutu Atwell shared a video to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon that showed him signing a stack of white jerseys alongside Los Angeles’ blue home and bone-colored road uniforms.
The Rams are among the handful of teams set to unveil a new alternate or throwback uniform in the coming weeks, but many expected it to be gold, pulling inspiration from the alternates worn by the franchise in 1994 or the Color Rush set worn in 2015 and from 2017-19.
The white jersey, however, follows the same template as the blue home set with gold horns wrapping around the shoulders – though it also has TV numbers on the sleeves, something the blue jersey doesn’t have. The numbers are also blue, just like on the bone-colored road set, as shown below.
A team source who described the uniform indicated that these are Los Angeles’ new alternate jerseys, which chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said would be unveiled before training camp opens on July 25. If paired with gold pants, as expected, it will mimic the Rams’ road look from 1973-99.
The memorabilia company that was hosting Atwell’s autograph signing reportedly said the uniforms were custom made for the event, but this isn’t the first time something Rams-related leaked in advance and was denied in the weeks leading up to its unveiling (see: logos on last year’s draft cap).
The black and white helmets that also appear in the video, meanwhile, are simply collectables that are part of Riddell’s Lunar and Eclipse alternate lines.
Screenshots courtesy of @tutuatwell on Instagram.