Good morning! In the Seahawks section of my 2023 NFL Season Preview, I wrote:
[H]ere’s something to keep an eye on: For their Sept. 24 home game against Carolina, the Seahawks will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2013 championship season, which culminated in their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. They wore white over navy for that Super Bowl — will they wear that combo again for the Sept. 24 game? That appears to be the plan, because the Panthers’ jersey schedule calls for them to wear black on that date, which means Seattle will presumably wear white. If so, that will be a historic occasion, because the Seahawks are the only NFL team that has never worn white at home!
That has now been confirmed, as the Seahawks have announced that they’ll wear white over navy for this Sunday’s game against Carolina. That will be a uni-historic occasion, because it will be the first time in the team’s 48-year history that they’ve worn white at home. They are currently the only NFL team never to have done so.
This will be the second consecutive week that a team has worn white at home as a way of celebrating the anniversary of a past Super Bowl title. Last Sunday the Broncos wore white at home to mark the 25th anniversary of their 1998 season, which culminated with their victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII. (In this week’s Monday Morning Uni Watch post, I initially said that it was the first time the Broncos had ever worn white at home, which was incorrect. I had mixed them up in my head with the Seahawks.)
According to the Gridiron Uniform Database, four other home teams are wearing white this week: the Bengals, Dolphins, Jags, and Jets.