The 2022 calendar year has been one of ushering change throughout the Chicago Bears organization.
A new general manger was hired back in January. And with him, a new head coach and a slew of other assistants. New players have come in waves via free agency, the NFL Draft, trades, and the waiver wire. There is definitely a changing of the guard vibe surrounding the Bears this year.
As for their next change, well, it’s a bit of a throwback.
In announcing their uniform schedule this year, the Bears displayed a blue-on-blue look that hasn’t been used for quite some time. It’ll be a bit of a wait until the Bears unveil the all-blue uniform set, as it isn’t scheduled to be deployed until Week 18. But it’ll be worth the wait.
And if you can’t wait, well, they looked something like this:
Beyond the classic home and road outfits, the Bears have two other alternative looks besides the blue tops-and-bottoms combo. They’ll wear orange uniforms with white pants in Week 6 on Thursday Night Football against the Washington Commanders *AND* in Week 8 against the Cowboys on the road. In those games, they’ll also be rocking the new-look orange helmets. It’s a bit of a creamsicle look, but I vibe with it as an alternate. There is also a game where they’ll wear the alternate throwback-inspired look that was part of the 100th anniversary celebration season. That year didn’t go well, but the Bears played well in those uniforms (for whatever that’s worth).
One look that isn’t back is the white-on-white look popularized by those of us who love watching old Dick Butkus footage. The Bears are missing out by not bringing this one back into the mix. But there’s always next year, I guess.