The 2019 NFL campaign is done and dusted for the Los Angeles Rams, which means that it’s time to look forward to what should be a very eventful 2020 season for LA’s NFC representative. The brand-new SoFi Stadium will be opening by then and this has also been talked about for a couple of years now as the catalyst for the Rams finally exiting their uniform purgatory and getting themselves what should hopefully be a clean and consistent uniform identity.
While the NFL mandates that you have to play five seasons in your current uniforms before making any major changes (which is why we’re going to see the Browns alter their look, as 2019 was their fifth season wearing their ill-fated uniforms), the Rams have actually been eligible to make their switch for a few years now. So instead of making a major change, the Rams worked within the league’s uniform rules in an effort to switch things up on a minor scale.
The Rams were absolutely insistent on waiting until their new home in Los Angeles was ready before going ahead with their big changes. Now that the stadium is indeed going to be ready, the team has confirmed that new uniforms are on the way. In an open letter to the fans, Rams COO Kevin Demoff stated that the team would be getting a complete redesign, “from logos and colors to uniforms and helmets.”
Now that we can officially expect to see the Rams sporting a new look once next season rolls along, what should we expect? The last time we checked in with the Rams and their hints for new uniforms, Demoff told the fans last April that they were trying to nail a look that was “classically modern.” I also speculated that this could mean that the team is going to stick with the navy blue-and-white color scheme that they adopted as their primary look when they returned to Los Angeles.
While I think that’s it’s more likely that we’re going to see a royal blue-and-white color scheme since that’s what the franchise has been angling towards for years now, I could also see the team calling an audible and going with the popular choice of blue-and-gold. They bounced back and forth between the classic color scheme and the modern color scheme for the past couple of seasons, so there’s also the possibility of “classically modern” meaning that they’ll come up with a look that straddles the fence of the two color schemes. This is all speculation, since we don’t really have anything concrete to go on.
Fortunately, we won’t have too much longer to wait. New looks are usually revealed at or around the NFL Draft, so we’re clearing nearing the end of this particular saga. The Rams’ stay in uniform purgatory is inching towards a close as this should hopefully result in the team finally embracing a consistent visual identity.