New Season, Familiar Look: Jacksonville Jaguars Set to Switch Back to Teal as Primary Uniform for 2021

Published 02/19/2021, 10:41 PM EST


The Jacksonville Jaguars are entering what could be a pivotal era for the franchise. With the Jaguars set to pick Trevor Lawrence with the #1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, there’s a lot to look forward to in Duval.

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With the team looking to make a splash in 2021, the franchise is looking to return to its roots. And by that we mean the Jaguars will be returning to their primary teal-colored uniform.

Jacksonville Jaguars returning to their roots

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The Jacksonville-based franchise started their journey in the NFL with teal as their primary color. Established back in 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars had the teal overalls as their primary uniform till 2011.

The color teal set the Jaguars apart as they were the only franchise in the league to sport it. However, the Jaguars made the shift to its black alternate top as the new primary uniform in the 2012 season. The black overalls remained their primary color till the 2020 season.

The announcement came as a surprise to all as the Jaguars dropped a video of the new teal uniform across their social media platforms.

“As the only team in the NFL that wears teal, we know what this color means to our organization, the 904 and our entire fanbase.

“Teal inspires great memories of some of our franchise’s greatest moments,” said head Jaguars equipment manager Jimmy Luck said in a statement to ESPN.

“Making the switch to teal as our primary uniform color allows us to celebrate that history while kicking off a new era of Jaguars football,” he added.

Fans had been asking for a return to the teal primary for years, and finally, the team’s management has answered their prayers.

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Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has always had ambitions of making his franchise a global juggernaut. Being a regular for the NFL UK games, the Jaguars have aggressively pushed to build a global fan base.

Sadly for the franchise, the last couple of seasons haven’t yielded the results they wanted. And finishing 2020 with a 1-15 record, the Jaguars suffered their worst season to date.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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