Get ready for a Music City makeover.
The move is arguably long overdue. Aside from a few minor tweaks, the team has had essentially the same uniforms since the franchise abandoned its old Oilers moniker and became the Titans in 1999. But unlike some of the NFL's other long-running designs, the Titans' on-field look has never had the feeling of a timeless classic. It's not terrible, but there's definitely room for improvement.
The new uniforms won't be unveiled until sometime next year (the 2018 NFL draft is a good possibility). But we don't have to wait that long to re-imagine the Titans' look. So it's time for our latest Uni Watch challenge: Redesign the Titans.
Here are the ground rules:
• Your entry must include a primary logo, full home and road uniforms (helmet, jersey, pants, socks) and a solid-colored uniform for Thursday-night games. If you like, you can also include secondary logos and a throwback or alternate uniform, but those aren't required.
• You can maintain some of the team's current elements (the helmet logo, say, or the color scheme) or change everything. Up to you.
• Your designs can be created in any digital or analog medium (Illustrator, Photoshop, crayon, whatever) and can be submitted in any standard digital format (JPG, PDF, TIFF, etc.). You can also create a video presentation, upload it to YouTube, and submit the YouTube link as your entry.
• The files you submit should be named after yourself (PaulLukas.jpg, for example). If you're submitting multiple files, please either number them (PaulLukas1.jpg, PaulLukas2.jpg, etc.) or use some other designation (PaulLukas-homeuni.jpg, PaulLukas-logo.jpg, etc.). Files that don't follow this format will not be considered.
• In keeping with longstanding Uni Watch chromatic policy, entries with even a hint of purple will not be considered.
• Email your entry to Uni Watch HQ. If you have more than one concept, feel free to enter as many times as you like.
Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. ET.
The best entries will be showcased in an upcoming Uni Watch column. Good luck!