NFL Color Rush Uniform Power Rankings: All 32 Jerseys From Worst To Best


“Thursday Night Football” is back, and so are the NFL’s lovely “Color Rush” uniforms.

All 32 Color Rush uniforms — designed by Nike –were revealed Tuesday so, naturally,’s Pat Bradley and Cameron McDonough decided to rank them from worst to best.

We should note, though, that six teams — the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals — will wear white for their Thursday night games to avoid confusion for those who are colorblind. The Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions also won’t wear them because their Thanksgiving games aren’t Color Rush contests.

Without further ado, let’s get to the rankings.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Pat: This is such a missed opportunity. Teal is the best color in the Jaguars’ uniform, and instead they chose to go with the ugliest shade of mustard yellow to ever grace the Earth. These are disgusting, and they’re the same uniforms as last year. Cam likes the helmets, but I’m too blinded by the rest of the ugliness to notice.

Cam: My first reaction to seeing these uniforms is somewhere between bawling uncontrollably and puking (maybe both?), but for some reason I don’t mind the Jaguars’ helmets.

31. Washington Redskins

Pat: Remember the Super Bowl 50 commercial that had the weiner dogs in hot dog costumes running towards people in ketchup and mustard costumes? This year, they should replace those people with Redskins players in color rush uniforms. But hey, at least if football doesn’t work out they can be McDonald’s spokesmen.

30. Miami Dolphins

Pat: There are good shades of orange and bad shades of orange. The Dolphins chose the bad shade of orange, and once again another team ignored the opportunity for some awesome neon teal uniforms. The special effects in the promo above make them look better than Nike’s official photos do.

Cam: The Dolphins have so many fun possibilities with their color scheme, yet they choose this. Sigh.

29. San Francisco 49ers

Cam: Among the several all-black “Color Rush” uniforms, this one stands out — and not in a good way. The 49ers are one of the most iconic football teams of all time, yet this is the best they could come up with?

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pat: These are terrible. Why ruin such an iconic jersey? This looks like a fake jersey you find on the discount rack at Marshall’s with iron-on numbers.

Cam: The more I look at this, the more it grows on me (Don’t tell Pat).

27. Cleveland Browns

Pat: With all due respect to this Twitter user, America is lucky that the Browns will wear all white for their matchup against the Ravens instead of these hideous uniforms.

26. Detroit Lions

Pat: I actually don’t hate these, and enjoy the way the Honolulu Blue pops. But I was overruled by Cam and NESN’s resident Lions fan, Jeff Hancock.

Cam: If Jeff doesn’t like it, then I must agree.

25. Arizona Cardinals

Pat: These kind of look like Louisville football uniforms, but we actually think they look pretty nice. Still, black isn’t really a color.

24. Philadelphia Eagles

Cam: These are all black, but also like a regular uniform, so we didn’t know what to do.


T23. Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans

Way to be original, guys.

18. New York Giants

Cam: My first reaction to this choice can best be describe in one word — Meh. It’s certainly not bad by any stretch, but we’re supposed to have fun with these uniforms, and this is more playing it safe.

17. Cincinnati Bengals

Pat: Maybe they should change their name to the Cincinnati Siberian Tigers.

16. Dallas Cowboys

Cam: I have to admit, when I first saw these uniforms on Thanksgiving Day last year, I was pretty impressed. We had seen some awful Color Rush options in the prior weeks, and this just looked so much better to me. It’s by no means a bold choice, but it works.

15. Oakland Raiders

Pat: The silver just looks good with the white.

14. New Orleans Saints

Cam: This just looks so cool. The stripes with the white works perfectly, and it’s definitely the best of the all-white options.

13. Atlanta Falcons

Cam: These aren’t bad, but they also are pretty bland compared to some of the other uniforms revealed Tuesday.

12. New York Jets

Cam: Christmas will come early this Thursday when the Jets don similar Color Rush uniforms from last year’s contest against the Bills. But maybe this is one Christmas present we could do without.

11. San Diego Chargers

Cam: The helmets aren’t the greatest, but the lightning bolts on the jersey and pants look sleek.

10. New England Patriots

Pat: We don’t hate them, but we don’t love them either. They actually kind of look like Houston Texans jerseys, which is weird, because they’re playing Houston when they wear these

Cam: I just feel like this was a lost opportunity. They certainly aren’t bad, but I would have preferred Pat the Patriot to be incorporated somehow.

9. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills color rush uniforms

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Pat: Oh, the Starbucks holiday cup uniforms. I don’t like the helmets, but the bright red actually isn’t terrible.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pat: Jameis Winston and the Bucs got their fourth straight win over the Falcons because of these uniforms. They’ll go for No. 5 when they take the field in Week 9. Seriously, Atlanta, it was this easy. The red is a crisp shade, the charcoal letters pop with the outline. These are terrific.

7. Minnesota Vikings

Cam: The all-purple definitely is unique, but in a good way. And the yellow stripes on the pants and shoulders compliment the purple well.

6. Carolina Panthers

Cam: If it’s good enough for Luke Kuechly, then it’s good enough for me.

5. Tennessee Titans

Cam: This is pretty much the same as last year, but why change a good thing?

4. Denver Broncos

Cam: Now this orange is what we’re talking about — sorry, Dolphins. And the best part is the throwback “D” on the helmet.

3. Baltimore Ravens

Cam: Pat said he usually isn’t a fan of purple, but this version with the gold works perfectly.

2. Los Angeles Rams

Pat: While watching “Monday Night Football” during Week 1, I actually was trying to figure out why L.A. isn’t wearing these beauties instead of the boring old St. Louis version they’ve worn for the entire 21st century. I don’t even like the color yellow that much, but I can’t deny that these rock. Unfortunately, they’ll be wearing a white version during their color rush game.

1. Seattle Seahawks

Pat: There are no words to describe how incredibly perfect these are. Well, no words we can type in this post, at least.

Cam: These might be the most beautiful jerseys of all time. I simply can’t describe how much I love these. It’s just pure beauty.

Thumbnail photo via Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports Images

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