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Patriots reportedly considered different uniform design before unveiling their current one

New England unveiled its new style earlier this month.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots unveiled their redesigned jerseys last week, adapting their all-navy color rush look as the new home uniform while also presenting a white-navy alternative as a road ensemble. The look itself was seen as polarizing among fans as only 52% of participants in one of our fan surveys answered that they liked the new design.

However, according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas, there was a chance that the Patriots’ jerseys could have looked a bit differently — at least according to a design by Nike that made the rounds last October:

Paul Lukas/Uni Watch

As can be seen, there would have been two major changes compared to the design that was eventually presented earlier this month — both in regards to the home uniform: not only would silver pants have been used similar to the ones worn by the team going all the way back to the mid-1990s, the jerseys also would have featured so-called “TV numbers” on the shoulders. That look did eventually not make the cut, however.