soccer jerseys wholesale ‘I think fans will be pleased’ with new uniforms
View your Insider deals and moreThey dropped the black and sharpened the logo, but the Detroit Lions aren’t giving any more hints about what their new uniforms will look like before they’re unveiled April 13.
During a private event for corporate sponsors Wednesday at Ford Field, Lions president Rod Wood affirmed the team’s plans to release four new jerseys before the NFL draft.
Wood said Lions owner Martha Ford and her family were involved in the design of the uniform, but he declined to say how dramatic the changes will be.
“We worked very closely with the league and Nike in designing the uniformsand had several different options presented to us before we finally settled on the one that we’ll unveil on April 13,” Wood said. “And I think you’ll be pleased. I think the fans will be pleased.”
The Lions are expected to have new home and awayjerseys this fall, and they’ll also release a new alternate jersey and Color Rush uniform.
Last year, the Lions unveiled an all black Color Rush uniform that they never wore. That’s expected to be replaced by a different color, now that black has been removed fromthe Lions’ color scheme.
Before the Lions settled on the all black uniform, the NFL encouraged them to wear an all silver version.
Asked whether the Lions will wear all four uniforms this fall, Wood said, “I’m not going to commit to what’ll be worn, but there will be four uniform options.”
Also Wednesday, Wood declined comment on potential contract extensions for quarterback Matthew Stafford and coach Jim Caldwell.
Both Stafford and Caldwell are entering the final seasons of their contracts in 2017. The Lions are expected to begin working on a new deal for Stafford this spring. It could make him the highest paid player in the NFL.