New Arizona Cardinals uniforms ‘on the radar,’ Bidwill says
Arizona Cardinals fans have been ready for a uniform change for awhile now, but the traditionalist decision-makers have kept the team’s jerseys consistent for well over a decade.
Save for limited-use color rush alternates, the Cardinals’ look hasn’t changed much since arriving in the Valley, even when the NFL moved from Reebok to Nike in 2012.
The last major redesign, if you don’t count the brand swap, happened in 2005.
Change, however, could be on the horizon.
Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill was asked by Arizona Sports’ Bickley & Marotta if a redesign could be in the future.
“We look at all these things. You probably know, these things, there’s a timeline for them. It takes time,” Bidwill said Friday. “Among the array of things we look at around the team, it’s on the radar.
“We’re going to honor tradition at the same time. It’s part of the array of things we look at. It’s on the radar screen.”
While that may not give any more detail — other than an admission that the franchise’s long history will be intact with any changes — it’s surely a refreshing thing to hear for Cardinals fans.
After all, many have been wanting new threads for some time — some to the point of rolling out fan-designed concepts.
A small sampling of recent fan-created jersey designs of late:
Also, never forget I gave you these Cardinals uniforms almost 2 years ago. https://t.co/QXftgRllbX pic.twitter.com/se1g4ZY8ev
— SunsUniTracker (@SunsUniTracker) February 19, 2022
It is now “Cards need new uniforms” season
How we feel about this redesign Cardinal fans? Lemme hear it @AZCardinals #RedSea pic.twitter.com/g62dzMz2m7
— Trent (@RedSeaTrent) January 20, 2022
Cardinals concept uniforms created by @nagiants40. pic.twitter.com/rQn3qtCMAH
— Addicted to Helmets (@addicted2helmet) January 18, 2022
I heard the cardinals are getting new uniforms. Please make them look good #RedSea pic.twitter.com/JcYJbRrQ1Y
— iREP PHOENIX🌇🏜🌞 (@iREPPHOENIX) February 22, 2022
Cardinals need new uniforms pic.twitter.com/8bAlYHnQVZ
— the phoenix suns (46-10) (@dbookallstar_) November 22, 2021