Teal Is Primary: Jacksonville Jaguars announce teal will be primary home jersey color

Teal Is Primary: Jacksonville Jaguars announce teal will be primary home jersey color
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be switching back to their primary teal uniforms for the 2021 season. (Jacksonville Jaguars)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans have gotten their wish: Teal will once again be the primary home jersey color for the team.

The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they have officially switched their primary home color from black to teal. Beginning with the 2021 season, the Jaguars will go back to their roots and don teal jerseys for nearly every home game.

“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear,” Head Equipment Manager Jimmy Luck said in a release. “As the only team in the NFL that wears teal, we know what this color means to our organization, the 904 and our entire fanbase. Teal inspires great memories of some of our franchise’s greatest moments. Making the switch to teal as our primary uniform color allows us to celebrate that history while kicking off a new era of Jaguars football.”

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After hearing from fans for several seasons through comments and message boards, the Jaguars sent a hint to fans of what was to come on Valentine’s Day.  

On Monday, the Jaguars social media team encoded the phrase “Teal is Primary” in a series of tweets and on Tuesday issued a challenge to fans to garner 21,000 retweets to make the switch official. Fans responded in full force and the goal was reached in 24 hours.

The team made the switch official at 11 a.m. today with the debut of a new hype video created by Jaguars Productions featuring DE Josh Allen.

The Jaguars have officially worn teal jerseys 114 times and accumulated a 64-50 record in those games, including a 60-42 record in home contests. They donned the teal jerseys for the first time on Sept. 24, 1995 against the Green Bay Packers and earned their first victory in teal on Oct. 22, 1995 at Cleveland.