Cleveland Browns: When will Browns wear Color Rush uniforms in 2019?

Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns will wear their popular Color Rush uniform combination at least two times during the 2019 season, but when?

The Cleveland Browns found a hit last season with their Color Rush uniforms, which debuted in the Week 3 win over the New York Jets.

Browns fans instantly fell in love with the uniforms, as the brown jerseys with orange striped sleeves coincided with Baker Mayfield‘s debut and the franchise’s first win following an 0-16 season.

That game was a Thursday night contest and the Browns drew a nationally televised game. It was the night the Rally Possum made his debut. The Bud Light fridges were unlocked. Quite the time to be alive.

Well, good news, Dawg Pound. The Color Rush uniforms will return in 2019. The team is allowed to wear the combination twice during the regular season, per league rules, according to ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi. The Browns can also pull them out of the drawer should the franchise make the playoffs.

Grossi speculated, via (subscription), the Week 3 game against the Rams would be a great spot for the Color Rush uniforms to debut in 2019. It’s a Sunday Night Football game televised for a national audience. The Browns will want to put their best foot forward and they tend do to so in those Color Rush uniforms.

The schedule breakdown is here, but I could see the Browns wearing the Color Rush uniforms for a second time in Week 11, when Cleveland hosts the Steelers in a Thursday night contest. It’ll probably air on on FOX and with both teams expected to contend for the playoffs, it will be Color Rush worthy.

Following the smashing debut of the Color Rush combo, fans instantly started asking if the Color Rush uniforms could just become the new uniforms.

Of course, it’s not that easy. The Browns had done a major uniform change before the 2015 season. I thought the initial debut of the uniforms were initially well received, but that quickly changed as the losses mounted.  The site of those jerseys and pants made us all sick because they became synonymous with losing and ineptitude.

The process of changing uniforms in the NFL seems more difficult than passing an act of congress. It’s not that it’s hard to do, it just takes time. A ton of work went into the new uniforms that debuted a few years back. The look was designed by the Browns, who along with Nike, paid actors to wear the uniforms in actual games so the research and development team could get a feel for how the shirt and pants combo looked on TV.

Ironically, coaches complained about how difficult it was to identify numbers from the press box level on the brown uniforms, which had orange numbers.

Talk about a swing and a miss.

And then you’ve got the Color Rush uniforms. You’ve got to wonder how much homework was done on the brown-on-brown combo. It’s so simple, but it works.

The Browns are re-doing their uniforms, again, because the message regarding their current regular-season combinations must’ve been heard. Remember, there were nine different combinations and we haven’t even seem them all.

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Who could forget Alex Mack modeling the orange on orange look? He looked like a bottle of hot sauce!