Boomer Esiason says Bengals need to redo their 'horrific' uniforms
The former Bengals quarterback isn't a fan of the team's current uniforms
The Cincinnati Bengals are about to enter a new era in the franchise's history with Joe Burrow taking the snaps under center. However, former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason wants the team to do so with different uniforms.
During a recent episode of CBS Sports Radio's "Boomer and Gio" show, Esiason said that he believes that Cincinnati needs to redo their uniforms.
"The one thing I will say - going into next year - the Bengals are going to have to redo their uniforms. They are just horrific. I don't like them," Esiason said. "They've just got too much stuff going on. Too much orange. Too many things happening on that uniform. They need to like - I want to say tone it down. It's hard to tone down tiger stripes, but you can."
The Bengals currently use black, orange, and white on their uniforms, but Esiason believes that there is too much orange. In Esiason's playing days, Cincinnati had very simple solid black or white jerseys and some tiger stripes on the shoulders and running down the pants.
Now Esiason just isn't a fan of how the franchise is represented on the field.
"And I just think that the jerseys over the last couple, 15 years just have not been all that great looking. The helmet is great. The helmet is awesome. The helmet is great," Esiason added. "They just have too many things going on in the uniform. It's gotta be less. I love the way Oklahoma State uses black and orange. ... I wish the Bengals ... maybe Nike designers will steal some of those ideas that they have at Oklahoma State. ... If they do go to white helmets, then they can go to the white Bengal tigers. And they have actually worn all white when they did the ... Color Rush. And they were white and black. And it looked great. It really looked great. But that's what you have to have - you have to have the white helmet along with it, with the Bengal stripes on it."
There have been plenty of uniform changes around the NFL throughout the offseason with the likes of the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, and Atlanta Falcons being among the teams that made changes. Perhaps the Bengals will look to make changes in the coming years after they usher in a new era of the franchise under Burrow.
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