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Here they are, the new Philadelphia Eagles Nike jerseys, and they’re exactly the same!
Today at a press conference that mystifyingly wasn’t shown live on the NFL Network, the NFL and Nike unveiled the new jerseys to be worn by all 32 NFL teams. Previously, as you likely already know, teams wore Reebok jerseys. Now it’s Nike’s turn, and from the looks of things, they were much more conservative than they were with the NCAA.
This is disappointing, to say the least. I wrote at length here about how the Eagles would benefit greatly from a brand facelift, which could have largely been accomplished by refreshing their jerseys. With Nike taking over jersey design this year, it seemed like a good time to do just that.
No such luck.
What you are seeing is essentially the same jersey (cosmetically speaking), with most of the differences coming in the fabric used by Nike. The only team that received a radical change to their new uniforms was the Seattle Seahawks:
Photo SB Nation
I actually like those, and wanted to see something similar, or at least as drastic, for the Eagles. Oh well.
As you can see in this picture tweeted by Paul Lukas, Michael Vick (and other notables) was in New York to debut the Eagles’ new old look:
We’ll have links to purchase when the jerseys go on-sale soon.
About the only things that are new for the Eagles are the cleats and gloves, which you can view after the jump.