Jaguars release new uniforms: best and worst new designs in the NFL (+video)
The Jacksonville Jaguars and three other teams have released new uniform designs in the past year – with mixed results. Here are the league's four new uniforms, subjectively ranked from worst to best.
3. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings didn’t mess with the helmet, which was wise; the horns are here to stay. Other than that, Minnesota stuck with a slightly updated version of the existing look. The one major change was the elimination of a vertical stripe panel up the jersey’s sides which, judging from a quick glance around the blogosphere, no one really like to begin with. The white and yellow stripes on the sleeves are smaller, and moved up a bit on the arm.
The changes to the Vikings' blond Norseman logo are only really apparent when the old and new are side by side: his horns are slightly more curled, and his braid is a little looser.
How much does a NFL uniform cost? For the teams themselves, probably not much; the league offers exposure for Nike. For fans, an official NFL jersey will set you back about $100. Helmets vary widely in cost, but a regular adult-sized helmet from Riddell, the NFL’s supplier, will cost between $200 and $400.