great age of reckoning was beginning. The football uniform was
about to hit the cat walk with some phenomenol evolutionary
The ninties began as in the past with a few
teams making changes but it would end in an absolute flurry
of change. Some teams that had held on to their visual identity
for so long would make leaps in both color and look. The modern
image was taking shape with everything from sweatbands to cleats
being incorporated into the uniform mix. NFL Properties was
having an absolute carnival with the explosion of fan gear and
even greater yet was the 75th anniversary of the league.
Expansion once again was in the forefront with
the addition of Jacksonville and Carolina. Trendy colors were
entering the fray as unheard of colors in the past jumped into
the spotlight. Teal, Purple, Black and Navy were heavily used.
75th anniversary created a new market also - the retro look.
Throwbacks were born and would build more momentum as the decade
drew to a close. Some teams went back to their origins with
a modern twist while still others introduced unique colors like
Tampa Bay's Pewter and Philadelphia's Midnight Green.
Logos developed in the ninties bore a more aggressive
look. Bold lines, striking images with multiple colors. The
dawning of alternate uniforms was not a big addition but certainly
becoming more mainstream. The NFL player of the ninties was