A little more than a year after Rutgers athletics made the switch from Nike to Adidas, the football team will be wearing a different uniform than last season. On Monday afternoon, the program tweeted a first look of the new uniform. Check it out here.
The three stripes on the sleeves and the pants are the most notable differences from last season, which featured simple jerseys and pants without any design. The New Jersey state logo remains on the back of the jersey just below the neck, while a block R is added at the top of the front center on the neckline. This is instead of Rutgers shown across the chest. The adidas logo moves from that top center area where it was last season to the left top part of the chest. The numbers appear similar but with a slightly different font and no black outline. From a design perspective, Adidas cites improved durability, less seams and more breathable material. No change appears to have been made with the helmet.
While it’s not a true redesign, it’s nice to see Adidas putting in work with Rutgers to customize their uniforms. The jerseys do look similar to the New York Giants, but for fans that root for both teams, that isn’t a bad thing I guess.
There was also no clarification on color combos the program plans to use. There is a mannequin in the Hale Center that models the white helmet, red jersey, and white pants, which has been shown on twitter when recruits take pictures there. James Kratch of NJ Advance Media indicated here that it appears Rutgers intends to continue wearing the scarlet colored helmet at home, which would be the right move.
This will be the third season in a row that Rutgers football will wear a different set of uniforms. Before that time, the program wore the red uni’s often referred to as a salmon color with numbers that were hard to read. It might take awhile before Rutgers finds it’s signature look, but this version seems to be a step in the right direction and perhaps will stick for multiple seasons.
Do you like the new uniforms?
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I have to wait to see them on the field first