The Seattle Seahawks are set to wear throwback uniforms this season, and you can count linebacker Bobby Wagner among those who can’t wait for them to hit the field after receiving a sneak peek at the design.
“They’re fire,” Wagner said during his media availability earlier this week. “They’re very fire. It could be great if they were black, but we won’t go there.”
The uniforms, which are expected to be unveiled this summer, will mimic what the Seahawks wore during the 1990s, highlighted by silver helmets with a totem-style logo on the sides and a royal blue facemask.
The jerseys will be royal blue with white numbers, green and white stripes on the collar and the aforementioned logo wrapping around both sleeves, while the pants are silver with green, white and blue stripes down the sides.
Seattle will wear the uniforms – which are complete with royal blue and white socks – at least once this season, though any additional appearances would limit the use of the wolf gray alternate and/or action green “Color Rush” sets.
The Seahawks originally wore silver helmets from their inception in 1976 through a redesign in 2002, when they switched to a “Seahawks Blue” lid. That was followed by a move to navy as part of a uniform redesign in 2012.
Seattle had the opportunity to wear throwback uniforms last season after the NFL did away with its one-helmet rule, but team president Chuck Arnold said Nike needed time to produce the jerseys and other merchandise.
The Seahawks will also be joined by the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans in bringing back familiar throwback uniforms this season.