A year later and the Atlanta Falcons uniforms were much better than the initial reactions indicated. There was a lot of build-up to the new uniform reveal last April before the NFL draft and many fans felt let down after the reveal.
Many longtime Atlanta Falcons fans were hoping that the team would return to the throwback uniforms of the Deion Sanders era, but instead, the franchise along with Nike designed several new uniform combinations that didn’t result in the fanfare Falcons owner Arthur Blank was hoping for.
However, as the 2020 season played out, the uniforms were far better than many expected.
The Atlanta Falcons wore their new black jerseys six times as well as their new white jerseys eight times. They wore their gradient uniform just once as well as their black throwback uniform once. The franchise went 1-5 while wearing black, 0-2 in while wearing their throwback and gradient uniforms, and 3-5 while wearing their white tops.
Of course, the black-tops replaced the home red for 2020 and will remain the same in 2021.
The Atlanta Falcons uniform changes were obvious.
Yes, that is a generic statement but one Bengals fans wish they could make at this moment. The Bengals announced their new uniforms for the 2021 NFL season and their fans spent the morning on Twitter trying to figure out what the team changed.
The biggest change for the Bengals uniform by Nike – they changed the number font and side panels. Helmet and color concepts stayed the same.
The Atlanta Falcons have the best uniforms in the NFL and just need a team to match.
Like the uniforms a year ago, the roster has had a major overhaul. Gone are starters Alex Mack, Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee, Ricardo Allen, and Todd Gurley. Major contributors such as Ito Smith and Brian Hill are as well.
New general manager Terry Fontenot has added pieces like Mike Davis, Cordelle Patterson, Erik Harris and has nearly option available in next week’s NFL draft as the Atlanta Falcons still hold the fourth overall selection, the third pick in the second, and fourth choice in the third round in addition to their picks in rounds four through seven.
Hopefully, 2021 will see the Falcons take a much-needed step forward on the field and get closer to a playoff appearance than they have been in the last three seasons.