Sometimes, news breaks in the strangest places. Today, we have one of those examples, as the Green Bay Packers’ official store, the Packers Pro Shop, leaked some uniform-related news about the team.
The news circles around the team’s throwback jersey, which was up for renewal in 2020. The NFL dictates that teams may not change uniforms more than once every five years. For the Packers, 2020 was the first year outside of the five-year cycle on the team’s most recent throwback alternate uniform, which honors the uniforms that the team wore from 1937 to 1948.
However, despite reports that the team was indeed planning to implement a new alternate this year, those plans are evidently on hold. The news comes from the Packers Pro Shop, which replied to a Packers fan’s email on the topic. That fan then informed Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, who posted it on Twitter:
EXCLUSIVE: Packers were supposed to have a new throwback uni for 2020 (https://t.co/QxTltRAqR5), but pro shop now says that's been pushed back to 2021. Could be another sign that the one-shell rule will be rescinded in '21. (h/t @JimmyJ_XLV) pic.twitter.com/4cDqthqIUj— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 8, 2020
So thanks to Cody at the Pro Shop, we now know that the Packers will indeed have a new alternate uniform soon, but that it will come a year later than expected. Furthermore, this reply also suggests that the team will not wear their current throwbacks in 2020 either. This would seem to be confirmed by the lack of stock on current throwbacks in the Pro Shop, as only limited sizes remain for jerseys of just one player: Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers went 3-2 wearing these alternates over the last five years, however. Here are the results in the current duds: