Aaron Rodgers, no doubt still thrilled about that shiny new contract and an upcoming appearance on The Office, is pumped about the prospects of wearing throwback uniforms in 2013. A season after the Packers went with just their traditional green jerseys and yellow pants, it appears that the blue tops, tan bottoms, blue socks and brown helmets are back in the rotation.
“The thing I'm most excited about … is the throwback uniforms,” Rodgers told ESPNWisconsin.com's Jason Wilde (via the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Weston Hodkiewicz). “I was a little skeptical when we saw them, before on paper this year, but I love the look, and I love the pants. ...
“The pants are the most comfortable pants I've ever worn," Rodgers continued. "You ask Donald Driver. It had something to do with that touchdown [against San Francisco in 2010, a 61-yard catch-and-run]. The greatest play in his career, one of the greatest I've ever been a part of. The pants definitely had something to do with it. I mean, I don't know what the other material is. They're so comfortable, definitely a lot freer than the yellow ones we wear.”
You can see the Driver touchdown in question here. And while we're not sure how big a role a pair of nondescript khaki-colored pants played in the outcome, it's fair to say it was a pretty remarkable play. In that sense, we're all winners -- well, except the Steelers.
Either way, we're guessing Rodgers is just happy he's not stuck wearing some gauche homage to old-school football like, say, this.