49ers will wear alternate black uniforms in Monday night opener
The 49ers will be wearing their black alternate uniforms for Monday night's game against the Vikings.
On Monday night the 49ers will kick off Monday Night Football in style. Literally, as they'll be wearing alternate uniforms for the first time in team's history.
After seeing that, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee confirmed from a team source the Niners would be coming out in prime time wearing the alternate uniforms.
San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 1, 2015
League rules allow a team to wear alternate jerseys up to twice a season. The 49ers haven't changed jerseys since 2009 and have never busted out alternates.
It's a new look for a "new" team, one that was rebooted this offseason with the departure of Jim Harbaugh and the introduction of Jim Tomsula as head coach.
A slew of departures -- Chris Borland, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Frank Gore to name a few -- have had people questioning how they would start the season.
Maybe black isn't the BEST color for eternal hope and whatnot, but it might give the team an extra adrenaline edge going into the matchup.
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