The Miami Dolphins will be unveiling new uniforms for the upcoming NFL season, and they showcased a video of them on Twitter.
Once the NFL decided to switch to Nike to design their uniforms, everyone knew changes were coming. The next team on that list is the Miami Dolphins. One of the most iconic color and mascot combinations in the league will get some subtle tweaks.
Miami is known for its teal and orange combination, both of which have been the spotlight of their own uniforms in the past. The team has worn all orange and all teal uniforms as part of the color rush jerseys the league have been touting.
Fansided’s Phin Phanatic was able to confirm the new jersey earlier today. The photo shows running back Kenyan Drake and corner Bobby McCain sporting the new jerseys.
As Brian Miller points out in the post, Miami opted to restore its classic brand. Maybe the team wants to remind their fans of their best days. Orange is more prominent in the new uniform than in year’s past. The Dolphins changed logos five years ago, another subtle shift, that resulted in less orange.
Now Miami, like some other teams in the league, will try to toe the line between modern uniforms with a slight homage to the past. A bolder orange outlining the numbers and names will make the numbers pop. Meanwhile, the teal still is the spotlight for the team. It is a small change that will likely keep fans interested.
The Dolphins are in need of a face lift. Personnel has been overhauled this offseason. Big names like Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry and Ndamakung Suh are no longer on the roster. Coach Adam Gase and the team’s front office have tried to undergo a “culture change”. The uniforms are another way for them to re-brand the team’s image.