PHOENIX – What’s in a number?
Well, in the case of the Titans light blue jerseys, about ¾ of an inch more in 2019.
This offseason, the Titans are making a slight modification to the team’s light blue jerseys, according to Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. The change should make the numbers easier to read from a distance.
The numbers on the team's navy blue and white jerseys will remain the same.
“I don’t know if you noticed it, maybe you didn’t, but on the light blue jerseys, the numbers were hard to see,” Strunk said on Tuesday from the NFL owners meetings. “My vision up close is horrible, but far away it is perfect and I had problems.
“So I addressed it immediately with the league.”
The Titans wore the light blue jerseys in the season opener against the Dolphins, and then again against the Jaguars in Week 3.
But the team decided not to wear them again in 2018 because of the difficulty reading the numbers from a distance. The jersey numbers were also difficult to make out on film.
Strunk said she tested the new blue jerseys with an official from the NFL.
“It is not going to be a huge change,” Strunk said. “The fans that have bought jerseys will be happy. It’s just going to be wider, thicker numbers. They retested it and we’ll be able to see them. We needed to fix that.
“Everything is the same, just maybe ¾ of an inch bigger, and we know it is good now. The light blue is one of my favorites, and I know the fans love it, too.”
The Titans unveiled their new uniforms Wednesday night in downtown Nashville. (Photos: Donn Jones, Kayla Schoen)