The Vikings this week will wear for the first time their “Color Rush” uniforms as part of the NFL’s weekly Thursday night promotion. The uniforms, heavy on the purple with some yellow mixed in, garnered mixed reviews when Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel talked to players Monday.
Naturally, Diggs, who wore at least a dozen different uniform combinations at Maryland, was “excited to put something new on” for the primetime game.
Outside linebacker Anthony Barr, meanwhile, probably couldn’t care less.
“They’re cool. I mean, it’s not that sweet,” Barr said a shrug. “They look cool. It will be fun to wear them. But I don’t really think they’re a big deal honestly.”
The NFL and Nike launched the Color Rush campaign — a full head-to-toe monochromatic look — last season with eight teams. The designs draw inspiration from both current and historic uniform schemes “celebrating the hallmarks of each club’s distinctive identity.
Fans can buy the jerseys and all NFL’s proceeds from the sales go directly to the NFL foundation to fund health, safety and wellness programs for youth around the country.
The Vikings last wore purple jerseys and pants in a 44-31 loss to Green Bay in December 2013.
The colorful uniforms have arrived:
The Cowboys also showed off their mostly white uniforms on Twitter Monday:
Matt Vensel contributed to this report.