On October 7, the Jaguars will officially make black their primary color and by that, we bid farewell to their teal sets. We still might see them as an alternate, but what’s the point? The Jaguars are saying goodbye to one of the best color schemes in all of football.
When the team first came into the league in 1995, they were the only team with teal as their primary. With a great balance of black and gold, the Jaguars had a modern classic. Even their previous sponsor for their stadium, Alltel, was nicknamed All-Teal.
When they switched to this current set, the gold was de-emphasized and eventually, we’ve now lost teal. I’ve been vocal about my displeasure about this.
Teal to me is the birth of 1990s. The Charlotte Hornets entered the NBA in 1988 and their teal opened up many avenues for expansion teams. The San Jose Sharks entered a few years later with teal as their primary. Then the Jagurs arrived and they kept teal up until this season.
To me, the 1990s was all about loud colors and teal is a perfect one. Very few teams wear it. Most teams are either red, blue or black. But teal is an identity that made the Jaguars. Now with black coming in as their primary, we say farewell to something great and welcome in something that’s the same with everybody else.