SAN FRANCISCO—For the 2015-2016 season, the San Francisco 49ers will don alternate jerseys for the first time in team history, as the team unveiled a sleek, new all-black look during last night’s NFL draft.
The midnight San Francisco jerseys feature red numbering and trim. Per league rules, the Niners will wear the new uniforms with their standard gold and red helmet.
The team can wear the alternate jerseys for two of sixteen regular season games, a change-up that linebacker NaVarro Bowman says both players and fans are excited for.
“I think the fans are going to be excited when they see our new look,” said Bowman. “I think the fans are going to understand we mean business. All I can say is we won’t have to worry about how we look, because we’ll know we look good.”
The midnight San Francisco look is the first uniform change the team has implemented since 2009, when the 49ers returned to their traditional red color scheme and grey face masks.
Count fashion-conscious quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who stands at the heart of the photo released by the team, among those looking forward to the new look.
“I love the jerseys. I think it’s a fresh look,” said Kaepernick. “This is the first time we’ve had a black jersey in our team’s history and it’s something that the fans are going to be excited about.”