We're in the jaws of the offseason and Dan Quinn has now been hired, which means there's not a lot in the way of breaking news between now and March. That doesn't mean we don't have plenty to debate, especially when you take the team's uniforms into account.
While the team's current red and white jerseys and black helmets are slick, their appeal has worn off for many in the fanbase, and our good friend Jay Adams at the mothership is regularly besieged by questions about when and if the Falcons will go back to the throwback black jerseys from the 90's or the red jersey, red helmet combination of yore. It's been a little over a decade since the Falcons changed up their uniforms and logo, going with the more aggressive Falcons logo. If you ask me, there was no need to change the logo from the familiar old Falcon, but such is life.
Longtime reader Trae FrankSinatra Starz is even pushing for a petition to get the jerseys changed. Some of this comes down to simple fatigue—it's unusual to have uniforms stick around, unaltered, for much longer than a decade now—and part of it has to do with the sense that the older uniforms were cooler, and something new and thrilling could still be created.
Timing-wise, the best time for new jerseys would definitely be the 2017 season. The Falcons will be opening a new stadium, they could use anything that creates excitement and buzz around the team as they attempt to sell fans on much more expensive personal seat licenses, and the Dan Quinn era will only be a couple of years old at that point. At this point, I'd be surprised if the team didn't alter their jerseys and helmets in some fashion, even if it is minor.
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