Evolution of the NFL jersey: Chicago Bears


Evolution of the NFL jersey: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears jersey has been able to stand the test of the time.

While many sports teams have tweaked its jerseys throughout the years, the Bears have been one of the only team to remain as close to status quo as possible over the last 50 years.

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But what Bears fans may not know is that the team's jersey looks drastically different now than it did when joining the NFL as the Decatur Staleys in 1920. 

To see that evolution, put together a GIF of different Bears jerseys over the last 95 years.

Check out what had to say about the evolution of Bears jersey:

One of the two remaining charter teams still playing, the Chicago Bears have a history that mirrors that of the NFL and bears witness to the trials and turmoils the league suffered to become the premier and predominate league for gridiron football. For many, the orange and blue of the Bears jersey represents a legacy that includes eight pre-merger championships, 18 division championships, and 26 playoff appearances.

The jersey also represents a team that has not been a significant playoff factor since “Da Bears” of 1985 – a team that is desperate to regain a voice in a league dominated by younger teams and in a market long claimed by the Bulls and slowly being gobbled up by the resurgent Cubs.

(H/T Windy City Gridiron)

Mitch Trubisky jersey sales trending in right direction

Mitch Trubisky jersey sales trending in right direction

Positive press about the Chicago Bears' offseason is having a strong impact on the jersey sales for the team's highest-profile player, Mitch Trubisky.

According to Dick's Sporting Goods, Trubisky's No. 10 is the fifth-most popular jersey among offensive players over the last 30 days. He's No. 6 among all players, regardless of position.

The Bears' offseason has been full of superlatives since their aggressive approach to free agency. The signings of Allen Robinson, Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel put the spotlight on Trubisky and the potentially surging passing game. The second-round selection of Anthony Miller and word of Kevin White's offseason emergence has turned positive momentum into higher-than-anticipated expectations for Trubisky this season.

For Chicago to have any chance at meeting those expectations, Trubisky, who's entering his first full season as a starter with a new head coach and offensive system, has to thrive. Fans must be confident that he will, considering the investment they're making in his jersey.

Trubisky ended his rookie season with four wins in 12 starts, throwing for 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He completed 59.4 percent of his passes. He should have a much more productive season in 2018 with his new arsenal of skill players and an innovative coaching staff, led by coach Matt Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

These four Bears will be featured on 'Meet the Rookies' series

These four Bears will be featured on 'Meet the Rookies' series

The Chicago Bears will kick off the fourth season of "Meet the Rookies" on June 25, a series that profiles four of the team's 2018 draft picks for a behind-the-scenes look at their journey to the NFL.

The four-episode series will air on at 7:00 p.m from June 25 - 28 and will feature one rookie per night. 

Monday's episode will cover the Bears' first-round pick, Roquan Smith. Selected with the eighth-overall pick, Smith is expected to become an instant-impact player on defense. He's expected to make an impact off the field, too, as a high-character leader. Smith's linebacker-mate Joel Iyiegbuniwe is the focus of Tuesday's episode, with Anthony Miller (Wednesday) and James Daniels (Thursday) rounding out Season 4.

For a deeper dive into what's in store in "Meet the Rookies," check out this description.