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Nike Isn’t Stupid, Neither Are The Packers [Photos]

Nike took over as the NFL’s official uniform supplier today and with that, they unveiled new uniforms for every NFL team. There was some fear they’d mess around with the Green Bay Packers uniforms and turn them into some monstrosity like they did with the Oregon Ducks or Maryland Terrapins Pro Combat abominations.

They did not. It turns out, Nike isn’t dumb and neither are the Green Bay Packers. They don’t mess with tradition.

It appears the only difference in the Packers’ uniforms will be some fancy new gloves and cleats that match their uniforms. In fact, Nike made a note on the Packers’ uniform page that they weren’t changing anything else.

The Green Bay Packers have chosen to stay with their traditional design aesthetic as well as their former uniform fabrication for the coming season.

Well played.

Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks uniforms underwent the most dramatic change. And let me tell you, only a mother could love this one… or maybe an Oregon fan.

Here’s a look at the changes to the Packers uniforms as well as the Seahawks new gear.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Ryan in GB April 3, 2012

    I know I’m in the minority but change is a little good. Leave the helmets but do a little more to the unis. I thought the throwbacks were a good start.

  2. jim April 3, 2012

    I had read some comments by Rodgers that the team liked it when they wore the retro uniforms because the pants were so great to play in. Couldn’t they have changed the color of those pants to fit the modern color scheme and let them wear the cut that they prefer?

    1. David April 3, 2012

      Your memory is correct. But that was Rebok retro’s… the Nike retro’s nor the reg’s aren’t going to be the same pants (for better or worse).

  3. JACOB April 3, 2012

    I Disagree with you man, changing the uniform woudlve been cool atleast for and alternative. and the seahawks jerseys are pretty cool, atleast it sets them apart in one way. We may not have cool jerseys but the packers will win a superbowl again !!!!

  4. Phillthy April 3, 2012

    Slight alterations/upgrades are what theyve been doing for years in GB whether we noticed or now. Examples are the tint of green was darker some years back, the lettering size bigger, and obvious with Finley and Barnett they were beginning to use new types of fabric.

  5. Dave April 3, 2012

    I also disagree and think that the Seahawks new jersey’s are actually pretty slick looking

  6. Ryan April 3, 2012

    I like the Seahawks uniforms. But, I wouldn’t want the Packers to do anything similar. It is so comforting to see that beautiful combination of green and gold. The gloves and cleats are enough for me. The Packers are a team steeped in tradition (metal bleachers!) and I see no reason to break that.

  7. Shmoseph April 3, 2012

    A green shirt, yellow pants and a number on your back; let your play on the field do the talking.

    1. Dave April 3, 2012

      yeah fair enough I definitely respect that

  8. iltarion April 3, 2012

    Its the Green Bay effin Packers. No need to change a thing.

    I actually dig the Seahawks unis though. It isn’t like they had good unis to start with.

  9. calipackfan April 4, 2012

    I would give my left nut to see the Packers play already.

  10. 8BitEra April 4, 2012

    I think the players might have actually liked the cut of the Pro Combat unis, but I wouldn’t want any aesthetic changes made to the uniform. It’s a classic and should stay that way.

    The Seahawk’s unis the last few years have been god-awful and as far as I’m concerned, the Pro Combat unis are an upgrade. I actually liked everything Nike did with Oregon, Maryland, Florida and Boise State.

    My one gripe about the Seahawk’s new unis is the back of the helmet. I don’t know what the hell that little dip in the logo is, but it needs to be fixed.

  11. Hacksaw April 4, 2012

    Like it or not, Flynn’s gonna have to get used to that lime green on the Jersey, as well as losing to the Packers.

  12. Gordy August 16, 2012

    First of the University of Maryland’s jersey’s are designed by under armor. The University if Maryland is not a Nike sponsored school. Second, although the University of Oregon’s uniforms started out a pretty terribly, I do believe opinion has changed and most people like the designs.