The Cleveland Browns have announced that they will be wearing retro uniforms this season to celebrate their 75th anniversary season.
The uniform honors Cleveland's inaugural 1946 season in the All-American Football Conference. The uniform will feature white jerseys with brown numbers and an orange shadow-box with white pants. The helmets will have numbers on the sides and gray face masks.
"The Browns are one of those iconic franchises in all sports, not just the NFL," Browns executive vice president JW Johnson said in a team release. "We wanted to give a nod to the past and the players that have paved the way for the team we have here today."
In those uniforms, Cleveland was a dominant franchise. It won the first four AAFC titles (1946-49) before the league dissolved and the Browns joined the NFL, where they won three of the next six NFL championships (spanning 1950-55). The current version of the team earned a wild card last season and is seeking to reach the playoffs in consecutive years since going to the postseason five years in a row from 1985 to 1989.
It was not announced in which games Cleveland will wear this look.