Lions Unveil New Uniforms, Honor Past and Include ‘Motor City Muscle’

Dan Campbell will only wear Lions’ alternate black jerseys if the team is revived

The Detroit Lions unveiled their new uniforms on Thursday night, which paid homage to the team’s past, especially during the Barry Sanders era. While the updated uniforms did not bring about drastic changes, they included alternate options such as a black jersey called “Motor City Muscle,” reminiscent of the jerseys from 2004-07. The new black jersey featured the team’s signature Honolulu Blue in the jersey numbers and helmets.

Detroit fans expressed concerns about the return of the black jerseys, which were worn during a lackluster period for the team under Matt Millen. However, one person who appreciated those jerseys was Dan Campbell, the current head coach of the Lions. Having worn the black jerseys himself when he played tight end for the team, Campbell was actually the one to suggest bringing them back after being appointed head coach in 2021.

At a uniform reveal event for season ticket holders at Ford Field, Lions team president Rod Wood shared that he had made a deal with Campbell regarding the black jerseys. The agreement was that if

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