The Green Bay Packers look like they’ll be wearing an all-yellow ensemble when they play the Chicago Bears on Thursday, October 20.
These are what the NFL and Nike — their official uniform provider — are calling Color Rush uniforms. They’re all one color and will be featured on every Thursday night game during the 2016 season.
The uniforms debuted in November during the 2015 season, when the Buffalo Bills (all red) faced the New York Jets (all green).
Although the Packers had a Thursday night game later in the 2015 season — December 3, at Detroit — they were spared the fate of having Nike screw with their uniforms. That was only temporary, though.
The Color Rush unis were optional for Thursday night games in 2015. They are not optional in 2016, so every team playing on Thursday night — the Packers included — will be wearing a monochrome version of their usual ensemble so the NFL can make a few extra bucks.
The colors for all Thursday night teams were supposedly leaked on Saturday. The Packers will go all yellow.
As you can see, the Packers’ opponent — the Chicago Bears — will be going all orange, according to this chart.
Yellow vs. Orange.
That’s going to be interesting to watch, especially considering those colors aren’t all that different.
But listen, the integrity of the game isn’t what’s important here. Money is what’s important here.
If you want a preview of what the Packers are going to look like, take a look at what former Ram, now Packer, Jared Cook looked like when his Rams got the Color Rush treatment last year.