Patriots Now Have NFL’s Most Unique Primary Uniform Set For This Reason


Apr 20, 2020

NFL broadcasters might dread covering New England Patriots games this season. And that’s not because Tom Brady has departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Since debuting new uniforms Monday, the Patriots now are the only team in the NFL with no TV numbers on their primary jerseys.

See? No numbers on the shoulder or sleeve:

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The Patriots’ previous primary jerseys had TV numbers on the shoulders.’s Paul Lukas acknowledged this in the comment section of Monday’s blog.

“NFL uni guidelines do indeed require TV numbers,” Lukas wrote. “The Pats apparently got a waiver.”

The Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins don’t have TV numbers on their throwback alternate uniforms. The Patriots’ previous alternates, which now are their primary jerseys, didn’t have TV numbers.

NFL Twitter already is crying foul at the Patriots’ decision.

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