Get ready to see a whole lot more of what many consider the best uniform in sports.
The Los Angeles Chargers revealed on Tuesday that their iconic powder blues will serve as their primary home uniform in 2019.
To say the players are excited to wear the powders more would be a massive understatement.
“The sweeeeeeetest uniform in the NFL!” Keenan Allen exclaimed while doing a little dance after finding out. “Those powder blues, they special. That 13 – Allen on the back looks sweet.”
“The powders are NICE!” echoed All-Pro safety Adrian Phillips. “There’s just something special when you put them on. You get a whole different feeling. A whole different vibe. Seeing that powder blue in the stadium and all your brothers wearing it, it’s a great feeling. Knowing we’re wearing that more is exciting…. Before I even came to the Chargers I knew about the powder blues. When I came out here and got to put it on, it’s an honor. You hear it around the nation – the powder blues are the best in sports. So getting to wear them more, it feels like we get to turn up more.”
It may be a coincidence, or it may be something else, but the Chargers are 4-0 in their powder blues under Coach Lynn.
“That powder blue just brings out something different,” Denzel Perryman said. “It’s my favorite jersey, and that’s what we hear (on the field) whenever we wear them. It just pops. You can’t help but feel good when you wear them.”
Powder blue has become synonymous with the Chargers, who wore variations of it dating back to the inaugural 1960 campaign in Los Angeles. The team incorporated it into the color scheme until the 1974 season, but then brought it back as an alternate jersey in 1994 during the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Season.
“It’s (what you think of when you think of) the Chargers,” said Casey Hayward. “I remember watching LT and all those guys wearing that color. It just brings back a lot of memories. I’m glad we’re wearing them a lot more this year…and of course I look kind of sweet in it!”
“All the guys I grew up watching, it was always the powder blues I think of with them,” Allen added. “Phil. LT. Gates. That’s what I’d think of when I thought of the Chargers.”
In addition, the Chargers will also don the gold facemask in 2019. The Bolts were actually the first team in NFL history to boast a colored facemask when they debuted it with their blue helmet back in 1974.
The Chargers most recently brought the gold facemask back in 2016, using it whenever they wore their color rush uniforms the past three seasons. This year, they’ll use it when wearing powder, white or royal blue.
Meanwhile, the team announced that individual game tickets for all Chargers home games will go on sale Wednesday, April 17 at 5 pm PT in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL Schedule. To secure individual game tickets, fans should visit chargers.com/tickets.
Take a detailed look at Derwin James showing off the Bolts' iconic Powder Blues and gold facemask.