In something that appears to be the fusing of a 1980’s alarm clock and Nike’s overzealous, then-recent overtaking as the NFL’s official uniform provider in 2012, the newest version of Tampa Bay’s uniforms that the Bucs debuted in 2014 has been oft criticized by fans across the nation. But according to an article published by SportingNews on Tuesday, they aren’t the worst that the league currently has to offer.
When ranking the uniforms of all 32 teams, the Bucs landed toward the bottom of the pack at 26th. While Twitter and other forms of social media crowds might tell you otherwise, surprisingly the Bucs didn’t even land at the bottom of their division.
Houston, Arizona, Carolina, Cleveland and New England rounded out the worst-of-the-worst below the Buccaneers, according to the article’s author, Todd Haislop.
“These uniforms are bad, but at least they’re unique,” Haislop said. “The Bucs have some of the best helmets in the NFL, with the chrome facemasks looking great against the pewter helmets and red logo.”
Haislop praised the team’s all-red color rush uniforms, while criticizing the mind-boggling font selection and suggesting a “lose it completely or go all in” approach to the team’s creamsickle accent.