The team’s first redesign in 17 years also includes white jerseys and white pants for road uniforms. The Falcons will always wear black helmets.
Each new look has red stripes. The black jerseys will have a white number. All white road uniforms include black numbers.
Falcons president Rich McKay said the redesign was influenced by fan comments.
“Black has been part of our organization since entering the field in 1966, so we have stayed true to our roots and have given our fans and players what they have been asking for many years,” McKay said in a statement.
Another novelty: an alternative “Rise Up” uniform with a pattern going from black to red.
The new look replaces a design that included red, black or white jerseys with white pants.
Strategist Matt Ryan says “there is just a feeling” to the new uniforms. He said the redesign of the house from head to toe in black is going to be good too. “
“I don’t know what it is, but I know there is a feeling that comes with the guys, too, when we see this in our lockers,” said Ryan.
Among the alternative uniforms is a design back from 1966, the team’s first season.
The unveiling of the new uniforms comes at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has forced the postponement or cancellation of many sporting events.
“We know this is a tough time for everyone right now, but we hope it can bring some excitement and light to our city and to our fans” Grady Jarrett said. “Around the world, everyone knows what ATL stands for, so we are proud to represent it, today and every day.”
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