The Philadelphia Eagles unveiled a new wordmark on Thursday afternoon, updating the font to a sleeker and more modern design.
The new wordmark replaces the one that has been in use since 1996 and will accompany the franchise’s eagle head primary logo. It is a single color and notably devoid of black and silver, which were prominent pieces of the old design.
While the new wordmark will be displayed on merchandise, in the end zones at Lincoln Financial Field and on all forms of media this season, Zach Berman of The Athletic reported that it won’t appear under the collar of the Eagles’ jerseys.
“From my understanding, the 2024 season will be the earliest the wordmark change will be reflected on the jerseys based on the timeframe of uniform changes,” Berman said.
Perhaps the simplified wordmark is a preview of a complete uniform overhaul in the works for 2024, especially since the current number font matches the old wordmark.
The Eagles haven’t significantly updated their uniforms since 1996 and are well clear of the NFL’s five-year rule, so its possible the same supply chain issues that halted the production of their throwback uniforms (and those of the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) kept them making any changes to their look for 2022.
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