You can cheer, bet and support an NFL team all you want, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you support their choice of uniforms. You may wish your team had a different design or color scheme, or maybe they’ve been wearing the same uniforms for years and it’s time for an upgrade. Maybe you’re a fan of a rival team’s uniform (although you’d never admit it). Whatever the case may be, you either like a team’s uniform or you don’t.
But out of all 32 NFL teams, which team ultimately has the best uniform? It’s a topic that’s been debated by sportswriters and analysts for years, but we were curious as to what the everyday sports fan thinks.
We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to determine which NFL team uniform reigns supreme… and which teams’ uniforms fall flat.
Because there are so many variations of uniforms an NFL team can have, our analysis sticks to the most well-known color uniforms that each team has as of early 2022.
Although not number one on the field, the Carolina Panthers come out on top for best NFL uniforms. Between the panther on the helmet and the attractive blue, black and silver color scheme, visually, they appeal to many Americans.
Following the Panthers are the Cincinnati Bengals, runner-ups in Super Bowl LVI and now runner-ups for best NFL uniform. Maybe the Bengals will have better luck next year both in Super Bowl LVII and in NFL uniform rankings.
Rounding out the top five for best uniforms are the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
Not all teams’ uniforms appeal to the masses. The Cleveland Browns rank dead last for NFL uniforms, which may be understandable considering “brown” is not only their name but their main color.
Despite a new name, a new logo and a new uniform, the Washington Commanders follow the Browns and rank 31st for one of the worst NFL uniforms. Is it too late to change the design?
Other undesirable uniforms include the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. At least the Bengals can claim victory over the Rams in terms of uniform appeal.
Despite ranking 10th best uniform in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins rank first when it comes to team colors. Something about the aqua, orange and white combo really resonates with people.
Other top team colors include the Panthers, the Cowboys, the Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers.
At the bottom of the list again ranks the Browns, followed by the Commanders. The Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all rank in the bottom five when it comes to NFL team colors.
What’s the most important part of a uniform?
What makes people either love it or hate it? For 70% of respondents, it all boils down to the uniform colors. And nearly half (47%) said teams should update their respective uniforms every five years.
Unfortunately, even with an update, there’s no guarantee those new uniforms will be attractive. True fans will support their team no matter what their uniforms look like, and more than 1 in 10 say they’ll buy a new jersey whenever their team gets a new uniform. But hopefully, those new uniforms are attractive.
In February 2022, we surveyed 1,110 Americans to get their feedback on NFL uniforms and team colors. Respondents were 48% female and 49% male, with an age range of 18 to 85 and an average age of 38 years old.
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