Packers Going All-White For Color Rush

Packers Going All-White For Color Rush

The Packers have unveiled their special Color Rush uniforms, and they're white. All white. Well, not all white, I guess. The helmet is yellow, but aside from that, they're white.

And I'm fine with it.

This is probably the best case scenario for the Packers, at least from a traditionalist perspective. We don't get an absurd yellow uniform. We don't have to endure some weird green helmet (though NFL rules prevent that anyway). Instead, we get the Packers' regular road jersey over new white pants.

This will mark just the third time in the modern era that the Packers have worn white uniforms at home. They did so previously for the first two games 1989 season: a loss to the Buccaneers and a win over the Saints. The Saints game is preserved here in the typically glorious fashion of NFL Films.

Solid white uniforms actually have precedence in Packers history. Both the 1957 and 1958 teams sported solid white away uniforms. I can see why that era of Packers history remains more or less buried, though: the Packers went a combined 4-19-1 in those two years.

The Packers wore solid white road uniforms in 1957 and 1958. This is a shot from the 1957 season.

The Packers wore solid white road uniforms in 1957 and 1958. This is a shot from the 1957 season.

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