Earlier this week, the Denver Broncos unveiled their new white alternate helmet. They will soon have new primary uniforms as well.
At a Wednesday press conference, team president Damani Leech was asked about a recent fan survey regarding new uniforms. He replied:
“We had over 10,000 responses to that survey, which right away showed how much passion and interest there was broadly in the thought of our uniforms. Fans certainly will tag me on social media, and I was pleased. I try to avoid reading the comments sometimes, but I was pleased after yesterday’s rollout [of the white helmet]. You saw a lot of people excited, excited about the [logo], and excited for something new. I think that there is a lot of interest and energy around something new and we will continue to work on it.
“We are definitely working on it. When fans should expect it is still TBD. For those who know, it’s quite a lengthy process, both with the league and with Nike. Carrie [Walton Penner, part of the team’s new ownership group] has been great in this. She led a team of us, and we went up to Beaverton [the location of Nike HQ] this past spring and spent a day with the Nike folks, talking about concepts, helping them understand what it means to be a Bronco and what we think about our community. We are still working on it and when we are ready to share something, we will certainly be sharing it.”
This isn’t the first time Leech has discussed the possibility of new uniforms. When he signed on as team president last September, he said he was “looking at” the team’s uniform situation. A few months later, in January of this year, he responded to a fan’s uni-related tweet by saying the team was “working on it”:
Working on it Kenny!
— Damani Leech (@dleech9) January 9, 2023
But this week’s comments were Leech’s most expansive thoughts on the topic so far, and the first confirmation that the team has been working with Nike on a new look. It sounds like Leech isn’t yet ready to say whether the new set will be ready for next year.
The Broncos’ current set, which was revolutionary and even radical when it was introduced in 1997, now feels badly dated. I recently did a deep dive on that uniform set, which you can see here.