For the third time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making major changes to their uniforms.
This will mark the third major change in the Buccaneers' uniforms since they began play in 1976 in an orange-and-red scheme that featured a stylized pirate with a knife in his mouth on the helmet. That look was maintained, with minor tweaks along the way, through the 1996 season.
In 1997, the Buccaneers unveiled a drastically altered uniform scheme. Orange and red was replaced by pewter – a new color introduced into the NFL – and a darker red. That was part of a great era of change that followed Glazer's purchase of the team, as the team's long playoff drought was broken that same year, Raymond James Stadium opened in 1998 and the team eventually won its first Super Bowl Championship in 2002.
In 2014, the Buccaneers once again made major transformations to their uniforms, keeping the red and pewter color scheme but making some changes to the hues. The red became more vivid while a darker and richer pewter was adopted. The flag logo was also maintained but with sleeker and crisper lines and a more menacing overall appearance. The helmet also featured a chrome facemask, which was unique to the NFL. In addition, the uniform's jerseys featured a color bar across the shoulders and numbers with reflective trim, another first to the NFL. The shoulders featured asymmetrical logos, with an updated ship logo on the right and a "BUCS" logotype on the left.
The Bucs teased us with this trailer.
Now, on April 7th, 2020, the Bucs have a new uniform.
The players wearing the uniforms are Lavonte David (54), Devin White (45), and Chris Godwin (12 when this was made, now wears 14).
It's a new look Bucs team with Tom Brady at the helm and some high expectations.
2020 at Raymond James Stadium is surely to be rocking.