Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans who have been clamoring for the team to rid itself of the uniforms they’ve worn since 2014 will be getting their wish.
Weeks after teasing to such a change, the team announced in a Twitter video that it will usher in the new decade with new uniforms to be unveiled in April.
We heard you!
New uniforms coming April 2020. pic.twitter.com/e7qNUsNWZb
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 24, 2020
The video goes through the progression of uniforms, from Lee Roy Selmon’s creamsicle No. 63 jersey from the team’s inception in 1976, to the 1997 redesign (the video features Simeon Rice’s No. 97 worn during the Bucs’ 2002 Super Bowl championship season), to its current iteration featuring the dark pewter color and uniform numbers that resemble a digital clock – and drawing wide criticism from fans.
This uniform change will be the fourth in the team’s history, and based on the video, it would appear the Bucs might be going back to the primary red jersey color it wore prior to its most recent switch.
One major question that remains, however, is whether the Bucs will pay homage to its original orange jerseys – either by including the color in its new look, or just breaking out the original “Bucco Bruce” on Throwback weeks.
The announcement has drawn plenty of response on social media:
— Sir Thomas Smoothington (@ExtendKevinCash) February 24, 2020
— Matt (@HskrsStarsBucs) February 24, 2020
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) February 24, 2020
Like these? (It’s a solid look)
While I don’t want to return to creamsicles full time, having them as a throwback option would be nice. pic.twitter.com/rFDJiQSRUf
— SirJohnCard (@SirJohnCard) February 24, 2020
— Chris James (@ChrisJames5980) February 24, 2020