The National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers, already widely deemed to have one of the most aesthetically pleasing uniforms in all of US pro sports, have unveiled a revamped look for the 2020 season that seeks to incorporate all eras of franchise history.
Continuing a wave of recent NFL uniform redesigns that have included the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chargers released a new set that features the team’s distinctive lightning bolt logo, uniform numbers on the helmet that call back to the franchise 1960s origins in the American Football League, and six different jersey and pant color combinations that include elements from every prominent Chargers era.
The helmet uniform numbers will make the Chargers the only NFL team to have that design element in 2020.
Much like the meteoric sales spike the Buccaneers experienced after their uniform release, also fueled heavily by the arrival of star quarterback Tom Brady to the team, the Chargers are expected to see their own sales lift from the release. The Chargers uniform set immediately received widespread rave reviews from fans, media, and players both past and present.
“That’s the best uniform in the NFL. Hands down. Not even close,” said Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins.
The Los Angeles Rams, who will share the forthcoming SoFi Stadium with the Chargers, also plan to soon release new uniforms. But a recent unveiling of a new Rams logo and wordmark set has seen a decidedly mixed reaction thus far.