This Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field, it will mark the last game in which teal will serve as the Jaguars’ primary jersey. The timing coincides with Jaguars Alumni Weekend and the induction on Sunday of Fred Taylor into The Pride of the Jaguars.
“As a nod of tribute to Fred and all of the players who have worn the Jaguars’ teal uniform in the past, this Sunday on Jaguars Alumni Weekend we will wear teal for the last time as our primary home jersey,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in making the announcement. “After this Sunday’s game, we will wear black as our primary jersey and teal will be reserved for special occasions as our alternate jersey. Teal will continue to be a part of our uniform and our logo, but on the field our identity will grow in black jerseys.”
The Jaguars have worn black as a third ‘alternate’ jersey in the past for up to two games per season, but they have not worn black since 2009. Beginning October 7 when the Jaguars host the Chicago Bears the team will wear black jerseys for home games.