Tom Brady will not be using cream in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Before the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and MVP's three-time trip with the team, the franchise unveiled new uniforms on Tuesday.
But instead of an orange-colored scheme, synonymous with the unfortunate early years of the franchise, Brady and his new teammates will be equipped with a look inspired by the most prosperous stretch of the team, including its Super Bowl XXXVII squad.
The change takes Buccaneers to rather straightforward combinations of deeper red, tin and white. The red and tin T-shirts include tin pants, while the white T-shirts are combined with white pants.
The all-pewter outfit will be the team's Color Rush option.
"This new but familiar look is a direct result of the valuable feedback we received from our fans," said Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Ed Glazer. "We are excited to return to our classic Super Bowl era uniforms, while presenting an elegant Color Rush uniform that showcases our exclusive tin in a new and dramatic way. The classic, renewed design of our combinations at home and abroad from home fills our past with our new and exciting future, and we are confident that it will resonate with our fans. "
The redesign is the fourth largest rebranding of the franchise since its inception in 1976. The Buccaneers came up with a new look in 2014, but the use of a numerical font similar to a digital watch has caused some disdain for fans. This change was discarded on the last move.
"I think they are great," Cameron Brate told buccaneers The Tampa Bay Times. "I don't hate the old uniforms. I know some people did. But the new ones are amazing, I think. I'm a big fan of whites and tin. I think they're great and it's obviously something that fans can get excited about."
Along with Brady's arrival, the uniform change serves as the potential opening for a new chapter for the organization. Buccaneers have the second biggest active drought of the NFL postseason, not reaching the playoff since 2007.
At least one person, however, was not prepared to rule out the possibility that the Buccaneers could bring back the appearance of cream if the NFL abandoned its rule, requiring teams to have only one helmet.
Brate said to the times: "I went on Twitter and stuff and looked at the reaction, and I know a lot of people were crying out for skin creams, but I think next year we will definitely bring it back."
Tampa Bay is the first NFL team to reveal a major uniform change this offseason. Cleveland Browns is set to show off a new look in late April, with the Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons following at some point later.
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