The Denver Broncos debuted in 1960 with uniforms which were criticized largely by the public. This could be caused by the fact that they were really ugly uniforms which consisted of brown helmets, brown pants, jerseys with a white and mustard yellow color, and the infamous vertically striped socks. Two years after endless criticism, the club decided to get rid of their uniforms at a public occasion where they burned their uniforms together in a huge bonfire.
Together with this, the team revealed a new logo in the form of a bucking horse. Likewise, they changed their colors to orange, blue, and white. The team’s uniform in the early 60’s were designed by Laura North-Allen and consisted of white pants, orange or white jerseys, and orange helmets and were way better than their first uniforms.
1968 was the year that the Broncos became popular for their Orange Crush design. The team’s logo was redesigned to show a horse coming out of the D. The helmets were also change to blue and other minor modifications were done including thin stripes that were put onto the uniform’s sleeves. In the following years, the team wore orange pants with their white jerseys.
Then in 1997, the team change their logo and uniforms to the design that is being used today. The current logo of the Denver Broncos is a profile of a horse’s head. Now, they wear navy blue jerseys instead of the usual orange ones. This new uniform also features a streak that runs down the sides of the jersey and the pants. The streak is color orange on the blue jerseys and blue on white ones. Despite the change, these uniforms were still unacceptable to the fans and critics. These uniforms were only accepted by the public when the Broncos won their first ever Super Bowl sporting the said design.
For prime-time home games, the team also introduced blue pants with orange stripes and are worn with blue jerseys. Something odd about their pans is that their home white pants have the orange stripe but the road white ones sport the navy blue stripe.
The blue pants that the team can be seen wearing to day was introduced in the mid-2000. Although it has been included in the initial uniform change of 2007, one player vetoed wearing them and thus delaying the introduction of the uniforms to the public. Further, the team also has an alternate orange jersey with a navy blue stripe in the side. These jerseys were first seen during the game against the Indianapolis Colts in 2002 and was last used against the New Orleans Saints in a 2008 game.
Denver Broncos’ head coach is not really a big fan of the orange jerseys which explains why this particular uniform is not used most of the time. Nevertheless, uniforms only make one part of the team. It can make a difference one way or another but what is important is the teamwork that is needed to win a game.