It's been a great season for the New Orleans Saints. After decades of futility, the team has become one of the NFL's most consistent franchises, winning three Super Bowls since Drew Brees joined as quarterback in 2006.
But if you're a fan like me, there's another reason to be excited about this year: Drew Brees' color-rush jersey! It looks amazing on TV and even better in person—and here are just some reasons why it's so special
drew brees color rush jersey
When the NFL announced that they would be introducing color rush jerseys for every team in 2015, it didn't take long for fans to start sharing their favorite combos.
While some are bold and bright (think blue and red), others are a bit more subdued (like black and white). One of the most popular color rush combos has been Drew Brees' black, gold and white number with purple accents.
The colors reflect those of the fleur-de-lis symbol that appears on New Orleans' flag.
drew brees color rush uniform
Drew Brees is one of the most famous NFL players to ever play the game. The quarterback for the New Orleans Saints often wears a color rush jersey when his team plays on Thursday nights.
Color rush jerseys are different than other NFL jerseys because they are meant to be worn by more than one player at once and they don’t have names on them.
The Drew Brees color rush jersey is black and gold, with a big fleur de lis on the front and a small one on the back. It also has number 9 written across both sides of his chest in white letters.
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Drew Brees’ Color Rush Jersey
The jersey we see Drew Brees wearing this season isn’t the same one he wore in his first few years with the Saints. The black, gold and white jerseys that he now wears are actually a part of a special uniform set called “color rush” that was introduced by Nike when they started making NFL uniforms for every team in 2012.
When this new collection hit the field, it gave teams a chance to wear fun colors that weren't seen regularly on Sundays (and sometimes Mondays).
However, these days many teams opt for their traditional home or away uniforms instead of going all out with a colored third option like what Drew Brees wears during these games.
drew brees color rush uniforms were unveiled by the nfl today, and they're pretty sweet.
Drew Brees is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and has been since 2006. He's also one of today's most popular athletes, known by many as "The Face of the NFL." So when the league announced that they were adding a new uniform style to its repertoire, which they've been doing every year since 2014, it was no surprise that Drew would be chosen as one of their representatives.
Whose jerseys have you collected? Here are some pics from around social media!
Drew Brees' Color Rush Jersey is a nice collaboration between the New Orleans Saints and Nike. The color scheme is simple, with gold as the main accent color on black and white uniforms. It's not over-the-top like some other Color Rush jerseys we have seen in recent years (looking at you, Seattle Seahawks). I think these look great!