More uniform updates trickling in as we get closer to the NFL Draft
Mike Evans will go down in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history as the player who had the honor of being the rookie to hold up the new jersey as the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014.
If the team is lucky, they’ll get similar success out of this year’s first-round pick, even though the player won’t be standing on a draft stage the first time they hold it up. If those of you who pre-ordered your Tom Brady jerseys are lucky, you’ll like the new design a bit more than the previous one.
Like the time spent in the alarm-clock numbered uniform, most Buccaneers fans would just as soon forget all about the uniform Tampa has played in since 2014. Thanks to the wonders of social media, we now know when they can start to put those times in the rear view mirror, as the team announced they’ll unveil their ‘new threads’ on April 7th.
Much speculation has centered around the new uniforms, including color schemes and any potential logo changes. A tweet sent earlier in the off-season seemed to have settled the logo concerns as a black and white picture featured the same logo Bucs fans have grown to love.
Head coach Bruce Arians speculated the uniform would look more similar to the one the franchise won the Super Bowl in, drawing mixed reactions from social media crowds as well. There has even been a faction of fans who want to see the team return to it’s creamsicle roots, bringing back the ‘glory days’ of Bucco Bruce. A look which saw just three winning seasons, including the strike shortened 5-4 1982 campaign.
Of course, this development followed the news earlier Tuesday that Tom Brady would retain the number twelve as Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin transitions to fourteen, at least for the time being.
And then there was this announcement of sorts.
This tweet, from Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, suggests the second-year player will be switching jersey numbers as well.
In 2019, Deone Bucannon wore the number until his eventual release in October. Now it seems, Murphy-Bunting will be sporting the number moving forward.
It’s been a uniform news packed sort of day this Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the biggest uniform news of them all coming in just one more week.