Update (2/6/15, 8:20 a.m. MT): Shortly after this story was published, Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth informed MHR that Denver has "no plans" to change their uniform.
@MileHighReport There are no plans for the modification of the Broncos' uniform for this season or beyond.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) February 6, 2015
See the original story below . . .
You've seen the Photoshops floating around alleging to be revamped Broncos Nike uniforms.
Those are fake.
But changes may be coming.
When Nike took over as the NFL's official apparel provider in 2012, there was much speculation that Nike would revolutionize the league's appearance. That hasn't been the case. With the exception of the Seahawks and perhaps Jaguars, few teams have made largely noticeable changes.
Denver made the switch back to orange as a primary color (but that would have happened regardless of Nike's involvement) and switched to Nike's hideous fang collar before switching back to solid collars in 2013. Overall, Nike has had little influence on Denver's appearance.
But rumors have been swirling that changes may be coming. A year ago today, a Reddit user indicated that Denver's uniform was about to be overhauled. It hasn't happened yet, but uniform watchdog Paul Lukas hinted at the possibility of a change on ESPN.com earlier this week.
"A makeover is strongly rumored for the near future," Lukas wrote on Tuesday.
Lukas, who operates Uni-Watch.com, was a knowledgeable source in 2010 and 2011 when Denver was rumored to be considering a change back to orange. He was ahead of the curve then, and he may be again now.
The last time Denver's uniform was overhauled was 1997. The Broncos went on to win back-to-back Super Bowls (XXXII and XXXIII) in those brand new uniforms.
These are, of course, rumors that should be taken with a grain of salt. Nothing's official — yet.
H/T to Josh Temple (@Crosshare77) for the link to Lukas's story.