The Detroit Lions have seemed set for a uniform change in 2023, and Amon-Ra St. Brown has teased a looming announcement.
The NFL allows teams to make a uniform change every five years. The Detroit Lions could have done so in 2022, but it became clear fairly early that it would put off to a least 2023. Last March, team president Rod Wood all but confirmed a change would come in 2023.
"Nothing (happening) for this year,” “We’re actually starting a process to look at a possible change for next year."
Wood added, at that time last year anyway, no decision had been made on the “WCF” jersey patch honoring deceased former owner William Clay Ford, who died in 2014. Some people would say the patch has served its purpose, and can comfortably go away now.
There are some interesting uniform combinations the Lions could go with–colors, helmets, etc. One player has seemingly teased an announcement that’s coming.
Detroit Lions uniform change teased by Amon-Ra St. Brown
Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown participated in “NFL Family Game Night” last Tuesday night, playing Madden ’23 against his brother Eqanimeous. As he selected his jerseys for the game (at the 3-hour, 39-minute mark of the above link), he dropped a Lions uniform tease.
"We need some new jerseys, though. That’s coming soon,” St. Brown said. “Stay tuned.”"
It’s hard to take a lot from St. Brown’s off-hand comment about new Lions uniforms in a casual atmosphere. But it’s also fair to assume he’s got some inside knowledge, with input from players likely valued as they’re naturally embedded into eventual promotion of new threads.
The last time the Lions unveiled a uniform change, in 2017, it happened in mid-April. That same timeline seems likely this time around, just in time for two new Lions’ first-round picks to be handed a newly designed jersey by commissioner Roger Goodell on stage in Kansas City at the end of that month.