Patriots Reveal All-Blue Color Rush Uniforms

It's their first new jersey since 2003.

Image via Patriots/Nike

Image via Patriots/Nike

New England’s got the blues.

The Patriots unveiled their all-blue “Color Rush” uniforms Tuesday morning, to be worn when they take on J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football in Week 3. The Pats’ kit was originally rumored to be red.

The jersey, the Patriots’ first new design since 2003, features shoulder stripes harkening back to their AFL days, with Flying Elvis logos on both arms. “We Are All Patriots” is stitched onto the inside collar. The Texans, meanwhile, will be wearing all white.

As if there weren’t already enough pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo, the Patriots have an 0-2 record when wearing blue jerseys and blue pants, with home losses to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.

The Color Rush games have been a curious experiment from a league as conservative as the NFL, which spent the weekend threatening fines for players who paid tribute to 9/11 victims on their cleats. Color Rush hasn’t been without a few headaches, like when the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills’ green and red uniforms made the game nearly impossible to watch for color-blind fans.