If you haven’t done so yet, take a look at my 2019 NFL jersey rankings for each team’s home, or in most cases, dark look. Now it’s time to switch gears and rank the road jerseys, all of which are light except the Dallas Cowboys, who wear their navy blue jerseys on the road when the home team opts for white.
And with that proclamation, it’s time to begin the rankings for each team’s road look.
32: Dallas Cowboys
I don’t even think Cowboys fans believe the team looks right in their road navies. Fun fact: The team will wear these at home during select seasons on Thanksgiving Day.
31: Arizona Cardinals
Like their home jerseys, the look is far outdated. Their old road look included the Flag of Arizona, which in my opinion made for one of the best road looks (and occasional home look) in football.
30: Atlanta Falcons
Like the Cardinals, the look is just dated, having debuted in 2003 during an era where jersey piping and side panels were king.
29: Los Angeles Rams
Unlike their home jerseys which ranked in the top ten, the Rams’ white jerseys hold the final remnants of the millennium blue and new century gold that debuted in 2000. Thankfully, the shade of gold is minimal and looks good with the white helmet stripes, however it’s clear that the team has pretty much retired the color.
28: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The only thing keeping the Bucs from dropping into the thirties is the fact the is neither as dated as the previous nor is it out of place, unlike Dallas and LA.
27: Cincinnati Bengals
Again, another Reebok-era outdated look that has long since overstayed its welcome.
26: Tennessee Titans
The Titans’ latest uniform combo has backfired into one of the league’s most infamous designs. The shoulder panels are supposedly sword blades. I’m still trying to figure out what the side panels are supposed to be.
25: New England Patriots
Side panels debuted before it was cool to display side panels and have stuck around long after the side panel craze wore off. Unfortunately the Patriots have won six Super Bowls since these jerseys debuted, so it’s likely they’re going to stick around longer.
24: Denver Broncos
A jersey combo that screams 1990s. Like the Patriots, the Broncos have been very successful in this look with three Super Bowl wins and four overall appearances since it debuted in 1997. They’re not going anywhere for a while, as it’s considered the “Championship look.”
23: Seattle Seahawks
Okay, yet another “Championship look” that I can go without, but the Seahawks won a Super Bowl in these literal duds while coming within one yard of winning a second. The college/arena-like uniforms are here to stay.
22: Baltimore Ravens
The design of the jersey itself isn’t that bad but ever since the team debuted in 1996, the numbering font has always appeared too big for the jersey.
21: Carolina Panthers
Not a bad look in the slightest but they can definitely use more Carolina blue here.
20: Los Angeles Chargers
I like the overall concept of the jersey but it would look so much better to make the numbering and shoulder design powder blue rather than navy. The team has since announced the return of powder blues to primaries, so a change might be in store soon.
19: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles had a fantastic white jersey until ownership tarnished the look in 1996. Still, though, I prefer these over their home look.
18: Jacksonville Jaguars
This jersey is borderline generic with few to no frills. In the NFL, it’s almost always a good thing, but would it have killed them to make it look more like a game jersey with more striping without the annoying logo patch which gives it the look of a practice jersey?
17: New York Jets
So many pan the look, claiming it to be too college/arena-like. How? The numbering font isn’t bad, there’s zero piping, and the shoulder design is minimal. My only gripe is the ‘NEW YORK’ script across the front.
16: Houston Texans
Another generic look but it has worked throughout the Texans’ time in Houston. I just wish it had brighter colors to bring out the spirit of the old Houston Oilers.
15: Cleveland Browns
The Browns’ whites are far better than their home look, as the numbers are easier to read and the shoulder striping is basic, which is a plus in the eyes of die-hard Clevelanders. The problem? The ‘CLEVELAND’ script running across the front.
14: Minnesota Vikings
A near-fantastic modernized upgrade of a classic jersey, if it wasn’t for that strange numbering font which is supposedly intended to mimic a Viking flag.
13: New Orleans Saints
I honestly don’t mind the Saints’ current look, but man, ever since their Color Rush debut a few years ago, it reminded me of some classic Saints’ away look. Bring them back!
12: Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins made an upgrade for the better in 2018 when they ditched the navy on the jersey. Now it’s time to add the classic striping back to the improving look.
11: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers do everything right except for a) the logo patch and b) the abandoning of the old block numbering.
10: New York Giants
The Northwestern stripes on this jersey launches the away version into the top ten. While I prefer the Color Rush design, this one is also a classic.
9: Detroit Lions
The Lions got rid of the black for good and in doing so have attained a classic look once more. I love the striping here on this jersey and the simple, classic look.
8: Chicago Bears
Nothing screams NFL Sunday better than the timeless look from the Chicago Bears. This one is here to stay throughout the ages.
7: Green Bay Packers
Doesn’t make the same impact as the home greens, but it still cracks the top ten.
6: Oakland Raiders
The Raiders switched from silver to black numbers on this jersey early in their existence and never looked back, keeping a classic, hardcore look.
5: Indianapolis Colts
Blue and white are the Colts’ official colors. It doesn’t get any more simple, and it doesn’t get any more timeless.
4: Buffalo Bills
The blue and white look with red accents gives the Bills the most patriotic look in the division, even when compared with the Patriots themselves.
3: Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have kept this look since their inception as the Dallas Texans in 1960. Makes no difference, the shade of red is one of the best in sports history.
2: San Francisco 49ers
Classic, classic, classic, championship style look for the Niners. Don’t go anywhere.
1: Washington Redskins
Arguably the classiest away look in the NFL. No one else in the league possesses a color contrast like burgundy and gold and the Redskins have just the right mixture in each. Nicknames aside, logos aside, this jersey needs to remain regardless of if (or when) the team retires the nickname and logo.