The 2021 Atlanta Falcons draft hats have been released by New Era and they are awful – hands down the worst one that has been created thus far.
For a lot of us, the NFL Draft is the start to getting ourselves stocked up on new Atlanta Falcons gear. Of course, we all have our favorite shirt or jersey that is irreplaceable but it is still nice to be able to grab new items – hats, shoes, shirts, flags, etc.
Over the last several years, the official Atlanta Falcons draft hat has been hit or miss.
Last year’s draft hat was clean. All black with “ATL” blocked across the front with the old Falcons logo part of the “A” – hands down one of the best Falcons hats that New Era has created.
The 2019 on-stage draft hat was ugly, though not nearly as bad as the one for 2021. This one had the red and white stripes on the front with the stars that circled the Falcons emblem. The 2018 draft cap was fantastic as well.
That was the hat that had the “RISE UP” in block letters on an all-gray hat with the black bill.
New Era should be ashamed of what they did with the 2021 Atlanta Falcons draft cap.
Instead of coming up with a new design for the NFL, all they did was recycle the 2020 WNBA draft hat. It is a fitted trucker-style hat that looks like it should be given away with the purchase of 10 gallons of gas at your nearest gas station.
New Era has always created fantastic merchandise that fans have to have but this hat is something that should never have seen the light of day. This is the type of hat that the draftees will hesitate to put on their heads after hearing Roger Goodell call their name.
Hopefully, this is not foreshadowing what is to come for the Atlanta Falcons in three weeks when they are on the clock with the fourth overall selection.