The Green Bay Packers have unveiled a new throwback uniform, and they’re certainly living up to the “green” portion of the team name.
Team president Mark Murphy hinted that the uniforms would be green, and they are that: the 1950s era throwback features a green jersey with yellow numbers over green pants.
“The 1950s were one of the most interesting times in our organization’s rich history, creating the bridge between two of the greatest eras in pro football,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in the team-issued news release. “With the NFL growing rapidly, this time period set the stage for the construction of Lambeau Field and for the team’s success in the 1960s and beyond. We hope our fans enjoy celebrating our history with this new alternate uniform.”
According to the team, they’ll wear this uniform on the field for the first time in Week 7, when the Packers host the Washington Football Team.
The Packers wore the uniform this throwback most closely resembles for the first time in 1950, when new Packers head coach Gene Ronzani emphasized green in the teams uniforms after years of primarily blue garb. The team still wore blue regularly late into the 1950s, though; Packers legends Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Paul Hornung, and others wore blue as their primary uniforms early in their careers.
The new throwback departs from a noteworthy uniform tradition: it features no numbers on the shoulders, a trend Nike has increasingly implemented on its college uniform templates and now appears to be using more regularly in the NFL.
Check out the full set for yourself in a photo gallery here.