If an NFL team thinks their Nike-designed Color Rush uniforms are way too loud and/or ugly, the league is giving those teams the option to not wear those uniforms during the Color Rush Thursday night games this season.

According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL is loosening up their guidelines in regards to the Color Rush unis.

Although the league did not embrace an official rule change that would have allowed teams to ditch the Color Rush uniforms, the NFL says that it has provided “more flexibility” for teams to choose some other color from its broader scheme. This is a fancy way of saying that, basically, that Color Rush it’s now optional.

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Apparently, as long as the jersey is the same color as the pants — and as long as there’s sufficient contrast (and no possibly color-blindness impact) with the opposing team — teams can choose not to wear the Nikefied Color Rush creations. Which is perhaps the best thing we’ve heard in weeks.

And….exhale. Hopefully, this means the end of eye-pain inducing uniforms like these Rams and Seahawks ones.

Sep 21, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins (12) celebrates wth wide receiver Robert Woods (17) and wide receiver Cooper Kupp (18) after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt (68) prepares to snap the ball against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yeah, that’s a bit much.

Earlier this week, the Washington Redskins were waffling on wearing their gross yellow on yellow Color Rush jerseys for last night’s game with the Dallas Cowboys. Come gametime, they were dressed in all burgundy, seemingly taking advantage of the new flexibility options.

[Pro Football Talk]

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