Who could ever forget those wonderful lime-green jerseys the Seahawks rolled out in 2009? They weren’t all that forgettable. In fact, most people remember them for how awful they looked. Now, in 2016, the Seahawks have gone back to the lime-green well to churn out a brand new alternate uniform; this time with decidedly different results.
Billed as “Action Green,” the new uniforms come as part of the NFL’s Color Rush series. Last season, eight teams wore Color Rush jerseys, and this season all 32 teams will have a Color Rush to roll out on Thursday nights.
For the Seahawks, the uniform takes the old lime-green idea and gives it a much better, modern twist. When Nike took over NFL uniform production in 2012, one of the biggest changes they made was a complete revamp of the Seattle uniform. Since then, Seattle has had arguably one of the best uniform sets in the league, and this new addition is no different, just take the Seahawks words for it:
The team loves them, however, the fan reaction on Twitter has been mixed:
I havent decided how I feel about the #ActionGreen uniforms. Kinda cool but, Ive still got a bad taste in my mouth from the last green unis— William Cornell (@raincityseries) September 13, 2016
no! Undefeated in wolf gray, last time we wore lime green we lost to the bears in 2009. That color is cursed— Matt Thurston (@whidbeymatt) September 13, 2016
The Seahawks new green jerseys are dope— Sleeej (@Ejvaldez24) September 13, 2016
Seahawks color rush uni's are sick.— Lane Williams (@lanewilli33) September 13, 2016
The Seahawks will wear the new look on Dec.15, when the Los Angeles Rams head to CenturyLink. As for fans, they don’t have to wait to get their hands on them. The “Action Green” jersey is already available at the team store and online.