The New England Patriots currently sit at 8-4 and would be the 2nd seed in the AFC if the playoffs started today. Of course, they don't, NFL hasn't had a 12 game regular season since 1960, and back then, only the two conference winners made the playoffs. Plus, with a primetime matchup against the Buffalo Bills next Monday, the AFC standings could change rather quickly, but for now, it's hard to complain about the 2021 Pats. They're the hottest team in the NFL, winners of 6 straight with a point differential of +148 during the streak.
One thing you could certainly complain about is their fugly, high school quality, Wal-Mart knock-off jerseys, which is something I did the first moment I saw them.
When Tom Brady officially left the Patriots in March of 2020, the Patriots made one of the most stereotypical post-break-up moves of all time and changed up their look. Like girls who butcher their gorgeous hair, this change was not well received. It screamed of trying to turn a new leaf, post-losing the greatest QB in NFL history, only the leaf had been used as toilet paper by someone stranded in the woods. I'll never for the life of me understand how actual living humans with brains and families thought these:
Were an improvement from these:
Now I don't want to get too excited about a story that is essentially one tweet (even though Zo does have a good sense of what's going on inside the organization).
Seriously, every single one of these articles is just two sentences of shit that links to that tweet.
Plus, we all know what can happen when you overreact to something that hasn't been confirmed.
But this is great *potential* news that wouldn't be unprecedented. The NFL currently has a rule that you can only change your primary uniforms once every five years, but this is the same league that brought you the non-guaranteed contract and flex-scheduling. Nothing is real, and if the Pats want to fix this fashion faux pas, I'm sure they'll find a way.
When the Patriots ditched the three-point stance Pat Patriot for the 1993 season, they upgraded their new blue look after only two seasons, then revamped that entire look after just five years.
With the NFL's ban on alternate helmets set to get repealed next season, plenty of people are hoping the Pats return to their Pat Patriot look; I'd welcome that, but I feel like they're from a purely speculative standpoint just gonna use those as an alternate. Maybe the Pats just realized they fucked up and would rather nip this issue in the bud now instead of rocking their Wal-Mart jerseys for the third leg of the Belichick Dynasty?