We’re only a week away from the 2016 NFL season to be fully behind us. This season brought a lot of excitement for the Detroit Lions. Fans were treated to countless comebacks, an NFC North title run and a playoff game.
One of the things they weren’t treated to was a look at the Detroit Lions’ Color Rush jerseys in action. The NFL created these jerseys as an attempt to stir up excitement for Thursday Night Football, which has recently come under fire for non-competitive play, among other serious issues. The Lions did not play a Thursday Night Football game (their only Thursday game was on Thanksgiving), so they never wore the jerseys during the 2016 season.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
Do you want the Lions to wear their Color Rush jerseys in 2017?
As a reminder, here’s what they look like:
.@NFL unveils #TNF color rush jerseys— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 13, 2016
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Team president Rod Wood would not confirm or deny whether the Lions would wear the uniforms next season. After the jersey design’s release last September, Wood said, "We look forward to the possibility of wearing a Color Rush uniform in 2017."
My answer: Yes, just once. I wasn’t a big fan of them when they were released, and I still don’t really like the use of black as the jersey’s primary color, but I’m willing to give it a shot for one game to see if my opinion changes when the jersey is in use.