Uniforms in sports are always a major symbol for a team and for a city and some of them are legendary and have passed through the years without any major changes made to them. We can just think about the uniforms of the New York Yankees with their famous pinstripe uniform with no name in the back and many others team in the Major League baseball who never changed their look since they began to play many decades ago.
The same thing can be said in hockey with the iconic jersey and colors of the Montreal Canadiens or the jersey of the Toronto Maple Leafs and many other teams of the NHL's original six era. Some uniforms are just so special that they are able to give memories to a lot of people just when they look at them. They are a symbol of memorable glory or sometimes heartbreak.
In the case of the National Football League, each of the 32 franchises has their own uniforms and design and some are surely better than others. While some teams made some significant changes over the years, other teams have stayed with the same style for good reasons and are now recognizable with it. For the 2018 season, three teams have decided to opt for a new look. This list will be a ranking of every NFL team's uniforms for the 2018 season from the worst to the best. You will find some unique looks on this list and others looks that some teams and fans would like to forget.
32 Cleveland Browns
So far, these jerseys have been a symbol of futility and to boot, the Browns just revamped their uniforms a couple of years ago. The colors are not really appealing with a lot of dark brown on it and it’s just doesn’t look very good all together. Their white away jersey is a little bit better at least but Cleveland has been the NFL's worst team for a long time and the fact that they have very ugly set of jerseys too doesn’t have help everyone to love this team.
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Another team that just changed their look a couple of years ago, the jersey of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a mix of a lot of different colors and putting all together this made a very weird combo. There is grey, red, and even a little bit of orange as an homage to their past, but it just doesn't click when it's all put together. The pewter pants on the home jersey are also very bad and I will never understand why they chose to put this color there. The red pants on their color rush unis are way better.
30 Cincinnati Bengals
Everything is ugly about the jersey of the Cincinnati Bengals. Their famous stripes to try to recreate the design of a tiger on the helmet was already a very bad idea but they also decided to add the stripes on the main jersey and on the pants too.
The orange is way too much present everywhere and this doesn’t look good at all.
I can understand that they tried to create something unique, but they should think about a redesign very soon!
29 Philadelphia Eagles
Green can be a really great color to put on a sports uniform sometimes, but this is clearly not the case with the Philadelphia Eagles. The type of green that they use is just too dark for the eye and if they really want to use a dark uniform they should stay with the black uniform instead of this shade of green. This is very unfortunate because the green on the helmet with the white eagle wings looks great and this could have been just enough in term of green. Perhaps the Eagles should return to their old kelly green unis.
28 Los Angeles Rams
Due to the Rams having altered their uniforms recently, and the NFL implementing a rule that teams can only change their uniforms once every five years, the Rams are in an awkward period. Following their move to Los Angeles, they wanted to revert to their old school look of blue and white, but for now, they're stuck with the color only on their helmets and pants. They'll have to wait a couple more years before they can change their jerseys to match the rest and right now, it looks like a failed art project. The Rams should've just waited until they were allowed to change their entire look, instead of going with this weird mashup.
27 Jacksonville Jaguars
It seems that the Jaguars change their jerseys every opportunity they can get. The Jags decided to change their look again for 2018, reverting back to their old colors, under a more modern look.
At least they did away with the half gold helmets, which just looked weird.
As for the rest of the uniforms, they really could've just stuck with what they had last season. The white jerseys look sharp with black pants, but the all-teal look is a little too much.
26 Carolina Panthers
The logo of the Carolina Panthers is one of the most beautiful in professional sports and one of the best in the NFL. Unfortunately, the same thing cannot really be said about their famous black and blue jersey. It’s just a too much simple design for me and there is nothing really awesome about it that adds something different. The pants, however, are very crisp and have matching colors of the helmet with a beautiful grey. The Panthers, now under new ownership, should probably explore a re-tooling of their jerseys.
25 Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have pretty much kept the same design for the past 15 years, with the only tweaks coming in the pattern on their pants and how they match with their home uniforms. Their recent color rush unis and their throwback look has been re-introduced in the past couple of years. The uniform could mostly use a tweak on their away white jerseys, as the all white look with a black helmet doesn't look sharp. They have the colors right, but they should use them better.
24 Seattle Seahawks
I have never understood the choice of colors of the Seattle Seahawks since they unveiled their new set of uniforms back in 2012.
The colors are just not working together and there is also a lot of a couple of unnecessary features on the jersey himself.
The neon stripe on the pants doesn’t add anything special and the way the numbers have been printed with colors like grey and green make them very tough to read even from the field. At least they didn’t decide to put their ugly green color rush uniforms as their primaries, which are even worse.
23 Houston Texans
You will probably never find a more conservative look in the entire NFL here than the look of the Houston Texans. Their jersey has nothing really impressive about it and there is nothing good to say about it, but also nothing bad. They kept everything very simple with a mix of blue and red along with white pants and this is kind of boring. They're definitely one team that could benefit from a new design in the near future.
22 Baltimore Ravens
The jersey of the Baltimore Ravens is kind of really unique in his own genre. They are the only team in the league along with the Vikings that wear purple, and this gives them a very distinctive look. There are not many bad things to say about this uniform apart of the fact that I don’t really like the patch, which is their secondary logo, that they wear on the right sleeve. The jersey would be even better if they could leave him away and find something else.
21 Buffalo Bills
The design of the Buffalo Bills jersey is a great upgrade on their last look. A lot of teams go red, white and blue but everything on the Bills uniform matches very well together.
The blue and white are perfect together and this jersey is kind of a mix between the retro look of the Bills with a touch of modern.
The only thing that I don’t like here is the white helmet. If the Bills could find a way to add a color on the helmet that could match the rest of the uniform, they would have the most beautiful uniforms in the entire NFL.
20 Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins revealed a new design for their jersey just in time for the 2018 NFL season. The new design is a lot like the old one but the main color of the jersey, the Aqua color, has a little more emphasis here. It’s a very simple and nice look for me and there are not a lot of things to complain about. Still, as much change there was to their design, they could have come out with something completely different and refreshing for once.
19 Denver Broncos
The main jersey of the Denver Broncos is just okay for me. They put a huge emphasis on orange with the jersey completely in this color and there is really no danger of confounding them with the opposite team. This look is not bad, but I prefer their old primary blue with orange trim, which is now their alternate one. It’s very unfortunate that they left them because this was one of the most beautiful set of colors for an NFL jersey.
18 New York Jets
The jersey of the New York Jets has almost the same scheme of colors that the Philadelphia Eagles have with a dark green, but I slightly prefer the shade of the Jets compared to the Eagles.
The look of the Jets is very retro in its own way with the white stripes on the shoulders along with the numbers who are also white and really went out well on this type of green.
The Jets have not changed their jersey in a long time and we can understand why with this great design.
17 San Francisco 49ers
What I love the most about the colors and the design of the San Francisco 49ers is that they have seemingly had this color scheme forever, but it's never getting old even now in 2018. They have essentially the same jersey and colors they had when Joe Montana and Jerry Rice were playing for the team and their golden helmet is one of the more famous and beautiful of every pro sports. Every one of the colors is a good match and I really hope the 49ers would never change their look. It’s perfect this way.
16 Chicago Bears
Just like the San Francisco 49ers, the Chicago Bears have kept the same design and uniforms for a long time. The stripes on the shoulders give them a great retro look and even if the uniforms and color have nothing spectacular, just the fact that they have so much history adds some mystique to their jersey. This just add a little something to the historical side and everyone can recognize them very easily because of this. I really hope they will never change them.
15 New England Patriots
The New England Patriots have adopted a ton of different looks since they started playing in the NFL but their navy blue with silver pants have been their most recent look for a long time.
This look is very simple but what is really about it is that they have been able to insert their beautiful and iconic logo on the jersey too.
The helmet is also very well made and the red trim between everything is just the final nice touch that makes everything look great.
14 Los Angeles Chargers
Just like we said before with the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Chargers could have opted for a complete redesign when they moved to L.A. for the 2017 NFL season. Instead, they also decided to keep the same colors and design that they were wearing in San Diego and this has not been a bad choice.
The insertion of the bold sign on the sleeve is very unique and beautiful and the colors of the uniforms and matching pretty well with the white helmet. If they opted to switch to their powder blues as their primary jerseys, they'd be a lot higher on our list.
13 New York Giants
The jersey, the colors, and the uniforms of the New York Giants are one of my favorites in the NFL. The style is very simple with just royal blue without anything else, but the helmet is so beautiful and matches very well with the rest. The white pants are also superb and the numbers in the front of the jersey are big and very recognizable from a long distance which is always a good thing. A great, timeless jersey in general!
12 Detroit Lions
The Lions just unveiled a new style last year for the 2017 NFL season. They hit at the right place notably with the stylish numbers in the front of the jersey and this is one of the things I like the most about it. Their blue color is similar to a lot of others NFL franchises and I don’t know why, but this just looks good on the Lions. The shade of silver on the numbers and lettering makes all the difference here. The blue is also a little bit flashier this time and it’s even more beautiful as a result.
11 Indianapolis Colts
There is nothing to complain about the jersey of the Indianapolis Colts. They have kept pretty much the same style for many years and this has proven to be a good idea and a great combination.
The Colts have had many years of success in these jerseys when Payton Manning was the quarterback of the team and they have no reasons to think that the Colts will change their uniforms soon.
It’s a very simple design with blue and white but it matches the logo of a blue horseshoe very well.
10 Minnesota Vikings
One of most unique uniform that you will ever find, the Minnesota Vikings are one of the best teams in the NFL and they also have one of the most beautiful jerseys. Sure, a lot of people won’t agree with me and will say that purple is not a great color to put on a jersey, but I have to disagree. It’s a risk but the result is just magical and so worth it. The customized white numbers in the front of the jersey in an old lettering was also a brilliant idea.
9 Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals logo is the most beautiful one in the NFL in my opinion and their red jerseys are also great even if they never really changed much since the early days of the franchise. I notably love the red stripes on the pants and the white helmet because it fits so well with the red. The Cards are one of few teams in the league to use a white helmet with both their home and away jersey and this is not a coincidence.
8 Tennessee Titans
I really love the new 2018 design of the Tennessee Titans. I know that their new look is not really popular among fans, but for me, it’s better than what they had before.
They didn’t make any major changes, but the new colors scheme is great, and I really like the way they customized the numbers.
We can also talk about their new navy-blue helmet made in chrome. They found a way to make their uniforms unique and this is a great thing.
7 Dallas Cowboys
The uniforms of the Dallas Cowboys are iconic, and Dallas is one of the few teams to wear their white uniform at home most of the time. There is nothing really standing out about their uniforms with just white and blue all over but, they have become one of the most recognizable uniforms in all of sports. And of course, their star logo in and of itself is iconic and just brings everything together. There is something very special when we think about it and the Cowboys will never change their uniforms and color because of this.
6 Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have basically had the same uniforms forever and there is a reason why. I don’t know why, but these uniforms just don't have any flaws. The black color just feels very intimidating and the fact that the Steelers have always had great teams through the years probably does help. All the major sports teams in the city of Pittsburgh are wearing the black and gold but nobody is wearing it better than the Steelers. A true classic jersey!
5 Kansas City Chiefs
The bright red on the Kansas City Chiefs uniforms is really sharp and is among the best in the NFL.
The fact that the Chiefs also added a touch of yellow on the uniforms is awesome because we have a set of color that goes together very well.
The helmet is also all red like the main uniform and the arrowhead logo is just adding another iconic logo that adds to the overall uniform. The design is really well made and that’s why it deserves a high spot on our list.
4 Oakland Raiders
It will be very interesting to see if the Oakland Raiders will keep the same look and their beautiful set of uniforms when they leave for Las Vegas in a couple of years. Odds are they will, because the Raiders have grown a fanbase all over North America and part of the reason many fans gravitate towards them is their iconic silver and black look. The Raiders have a unique uniform. Everything is great about this jersey and the helmet design is the best in the NFL.
3 Washington Redskins
One of the best unique things about Washington's uniforms are their famous socks! Washington is one of the few teams in the league who wears the retro sock with their uniform and the result is simply magical. This gives them a unique look to go along with their great colors and nobody in the league has uniforms like the Redskins. The name of the franchise might need to change in the near future, but I hope the jersey stays the same for a long time.
2 New Orleans Saints
The black and gold look of the New Orleans Saints is something very special. Along with fleur-de-lis logo, which is iconic, the Saints have created some beautiful uniforms that are among the best in all professional sports.
Recently, they even started wearing the same color pants than the rest of the jersey in black and even this set looks awesome.
The golden numbers in front of the uniform are also big enough for people to distinguish them far away and all their different combinations work well in general. A very well-made uniform from top to bottom.
1 Green Bay Packers
The uniforms and colors of the Green Bay Packers don’t need any introduction. The Pack made their uniform look exactly like their name with everything in green and yellow and the result is just amazingly beautiful. This style will never get old and even another football team did not hesitate to copy the look of the Packers. The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League have almost the exact same uniform and this is not a coincidence. (They also have the most championships north of the border). These uniforms are the most beautiful in the NFL and one of the most popular ever.