The 2017 NFL offseason is upon us. and we will slowly work our way through February to the NFL Scouting Combine, then to free agency at the beginning of March, and on to the NFL Draft in April. Over the weeks between each of these events, we will come up with all kinds of topics to discuss in our “offseason talk” series.
Typically these posts have tangential connections to football and, more specifically, the Miami Dolphins. Sometimes they are discussions about changes you would make to the league, sometimes they are discussions of the Dolphins season in terms of movie titles, sometimes it is discussions about you as a fan and how you came to find the site or how you picked your user name. And, occasionally, it is a look at some alternate uniform concepts. These concepts are not something that actually ever go into production, and are usually fan made, but they are fun to see how other people look at NFL teams’ jerseys.
Something similar to that last topic came up this week over at Fox Sports. Rather than a look at an alternate jersey for each team, they took a look at designer Noah Kline’s redesign of each NFL team’s uniform conceptualized as a soccer kit. Kline also released a YouTube video of how he made the kits, if you want to check out the exact process.
The Dolphins version of the kits is actually pretty decent:
There are some pretty cool, subtle details in these kits. The waves of the aqua jersey and the sun in the white jersey are both nice touches, which relates to Miami or the the Dolphins’ logo itself.
Whenever (If?) the Miami MLS team actually comes into existence, basically whenever David Beckham and his ownership group get a stadium deal completed, something like this to tie in to the Dolphins and the South Florida colors could be an option.
What do you think of the Dolphins’ uniforms as a soccer kit?