The Jaguars have officially switched their primary home color from black to teal, the team announced today. Beginning with the 2021 season, the Jaguars will go back to their roots and don teal jerseys for nearly every home game.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear,” Head Equipment Manager Jimmy Luck said. “As the only team in the NFL that wears teal, we know what this color means to our organization, the 904 and our entire fanbase. Teal inspires great memories of some of our franchise’s greatest moments. Making the switch to teal as our primary uniform color allows us to celebrate that history while kicking off a new era of Jaguars football.”
The team made the switch official at 11 a.m. today with the debut of a new hype video created by Jaguars Productions featuring DE Josh Allen. In four games played in teal jerseys, Allen has totaled 6.0 sacks, including two multi-sack games while wearing teal jerseys.
The Jaguars have officially worn teal jerseys 114 times and accumulated a 64-50 record in those games, including a 60-42 record in home contests. They donned the teal jerseys for the first time on Sept. 24, 1995 against the Green Bay Packers and earned their first victory in teal on Oct. 22, 1995 at Cleveland.
See below for some of the most memorable teal moments in franchise history:
The Jaguars wore teal jerseys and white pants in their 62-7 victory against Miami in the 1999 postseason on January 15, 2000. RB Fred Taylor ran for a franchise-long 90-yard TD while Jacksonville’s 62 points still serve as a franchise high.
OL Tony Boselli matched up with Dolphins DE Jason Taylor and held Taylor without a sack in Jacksonville’s 28-21 victory against the Dolphins on Oct. 12, 1998. The team donned teal jerseys and white pants and WR Keenan McCardell caught a 56-yard game-winning TD.
The Jaguars secured their first playoff appearance while wearing teal jerseys and white pants on Dec. 22, 1996 in a 19-17 victory against the Falcons. After Jacksonville took a 19-17 lead, Atlanta drove to the Jaguars 30-yard line before K Morten Anderson’s field goal sailed wide right and led to a Jaguars victory.
Jacksonville wore teal on white in the team’s first ever Monday Night Football Game on Sept. 22, 1997 against the Steelers. With the Jaguars holding a 23-21 lead, DE Clyde Simmons blocked Steelers K Norm Johnson’s 40-yard field goal attempt on the game’s last play and Hudson returned the block 58 yards for a touchdown.
Jacksonville wore teal uniforms and white pants on Sept. 18, 2006, shutting out the Steelers on Monday Night Football, 9-0. CB Rashean Mathis intercepted Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger twice while K Josh Scobee connected on three second-half field goals.
The Jaguars wore teal jerseys and black pants in 2019 on Thursday Night Football defeating the Tennessee Titans, 20-7. WR DJ Chark Jr. caught a 22-yard TD reception while K Josh Lambo connected on two field goals and DE Josh Allen posted 2.0 sacks in his first game wearing teal.