Maybe tigers can change their stripes.
The Bengals were the first team of the 2021 offseason to reveal new uniforms, and they made single, simple changes that make the uniforms much, much nicer than their predecessors.
The most notable change for the new getup is the shoulder stripes; in their prior digs, the shoulders and sides on the Bengals uniforms had a few different colors going on, with the new ones having a solid color throughout.
Also changing in Cincy’s new uniforms is the shadowing around the number: Less bold than the prior ones, the new uniforms have a simple border rather than shadowing. The font largely remains the same, with “Bengals” emblazoned across the front, replacing the “B” logo.
Each uniform also has the signature of Paul Brown, founder of the team, on the inside of the collar. And speaking of the collar, each is now solid as opposed to the opposite colors from last year, as well, making for a simple, flowing, harmonious look.
Interesting note on the design: Nike observed real-life Bengal tigers to monitor their movements to provide a more accurate depiction of the movement of stripes. Going the extra mile.
Thankfully, the iconic helmet design remains the same.
In all, a nice, simple redesign that removes the clutter and confusion of the last uniforms and delivers a nice, streamlined look for a new era of Bengals football.
Twitter made good on a time-honored tradition, offering mixed reactions to the new jerseys.
Those look good. Not a drastic change. The Burrow part was slick. Nice unveil.
— Vintage Browns (@VintageBrowns) April 19, 2021
People saying this looks no different, I’d have to agree, but I think that was done intentionally. As an Ohioan, I know many hated the most recent uniforms and wanted the old ones back. I think sometimes going back to the classic works better for the fanbases.
— AJ Atkinson (@AJ_Atkinson) April 19, 2021
They’re the same
— jole “trole” imbed (@joleimbed) April 19, 2021
They look the same
Sewell will look great in them tho
— 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚🦧 (@GroundOtter) April 19, 2021