The year 2000 brought some major changes to the New England Patriots. Not only did the organization hire Bill Belichick as its new head coach and later draft quarterback Tom Brady, it also changed its light-blue uniforms of the late 90s to the navy-based outfits that the team has worn ever since. The Patriots won six Super Bowls wearing this ensemble, but change is on the horizon — not just because of Brady’s offseason departure.
After reports last month that New England would modify its uniforms for the 2020 season, the team released a teaser and a date for the presentation earlier today:
New uniforms: Patriots Day 2020 pic.twitter.com/mpXSoTqT5n— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 17, 2020
As the Tweet above shows, New England will unveil its new uniforms on Patriots Day — next Monday, April 20. According to the short and cryptic video attached to the post, the look will feature “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” What exactly this means remains to be seen, but according to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss the changes will not be dramatic and the so-called “Flying Elvis” logo will remain in place.
The team has not introduced new jerseys since its color rush outfits back in 2016: New England used its blue-on-blue ensembles seven times since — including thrice during the 2019 regular season — while also going white-on-white for one game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2017.