USA TODAY — Love 'em or hate 'em, the NFL's polarizing Color Rush uniforms aren't going away.
The Thursday Night Football staple may not be seen every week next season, but teams will have them as an option under an amended uniform policy that will be considered at the next NFL owners meetings in May, a person with direct knowledge of the issue told USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis. The person chose to remain anonymous because league owners have not yet approved the new policy.
With Fox Sports taking over the Thursday night games in 2018, network executive Bill Wanger said on a radio interview on Tuesday the alternate uniforms wouldn't be used. However, NFL owners will have the final say.
The league began using the monochromatic jerseys in 2015 as part of its sponsorship deal with Nike. For the past two seasons, the uniforms have been a constant on Thursday nights and have played to mixed reviews.
Some of the combinations proved too difficult for colorblind viewers to tell apart.
And last season, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson complained the all-orange uniform made him look like a "pumpkin."
So it seems the clock hasn't yet struck midnight on the Color Rush jerseys. They just might not be showing up as often.
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