For as long as we care about football and NFL history, a team’s Super Bowl highlights will be played. It has been 50 years and we still remember clips of Max McGee and Joe Namath in Super Bowls before they were officially called Super Bowls.
So uniform choices for a Super Bowl matter. Like a high-school yearbook photo, this look will live forever. And the San Francisco 49ers are pushing for what they feel is their best look for Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The only problem is the NFL hasn’t approved it, yet.
49ers prefer throwback uniforms for Super Bowl
The 49ers will make a push for their all-white throwback jerseys in Super Bowl LIV, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic.
The 49ers wore them in the 1994 season, the NFL’s 75th anniversary season in which each team wore throwbacks on certain weeks. San Francisco continued to wear the throwbacks that season when it got on a winning streak and wore the throwbacks in a Super Bowl win that season.
The 49ers want to go with that kit against the Chiefs but Lombardi reported “the NFL currently won’t allow it,” according to 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman. The 49ers got an exemption to wear the throwbacks in a Week 17 game against the Seahawks, and they’re sharp:
The NFL can get weird about teams and which uniforms they wear, but hopefully the league lets San Francisco wear the uniforms it wants.
49ers will likely wear white
The Chiefs are the designated home team in Super Bowl LIV, so they’ll get first choice of uniform. It seems obvious they’d wear their normal red uniform, leaving the 49ers to wear white.
When the 49ers wore their throwbacks in the Super Bowl win over the Chargers at the end of the 1994 season, they wore red. That’s the last time the 49ers won a Super Bowl. It’s still a classic look, though so is the 49ers’ normal road uniform.
There’s a lot to talk about in the two weeks before Super Bowl LIV, and the 49ers’ uniforms might be one of those topics.