Denver Broncos three ugliest uniforms in franchise history

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The Denver Broncos have had some of the most unique uniforms throughout NFL history. Plenty of them, however, have missed the mark.

Throughout the franchise’s history, the Denver Broncos have had plenty of hits and misses regarding their uniforms.

We’ve already taken a look at the obvious choices as the best uniform combinations in franchise history, but what about the worst?

What about the ugliest?

As is always the case, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so five different people could have five completely different lists.

I’m here to set the record straight.

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Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) checks off at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos ugliest uniform no. 3: The 2012 Nike version

After the 2011 NFL season, Reebok’s licensing deal with the league ended and Nike’s began.

Nike certainly has overhauled the NFL when it comes to uniforms in recent years, and they’ve had their share of hits and misses.

Although not every team got a complete makeover with their uniforms in 2012, Nike was given the creative liberty to do some things with each team’s uniforms, within reason.

Some teams obviously gave Nike more leeway than others, and the Denver Broncos must have said, “Go ahead and mess with the collars.”

I mean, look at these things? It looks like the Denver Broncos have on a button-up polo shirt underneath their orange jerseys.

What’s the point of this shortened collar?

It looked terrible on every version of the Denver Broncos’ uniforms that season, and what’s worse?

Nike has been printing jerseys like this for a decade that fans have been wearing.

If this were a permanent thing, it would have been horrendous, but thankfully the Broncos got their full neck collar back in the 2013 season (although that year, Nike blew that neck collar up three times its normal size).

Despite the fact that this was a short-term thing for the Denver Broncos on the field, Nike’s continued production of the half-collar jerseys in the fan gear department is atrocious. It’s not 100 percent of the fan gear, but many new jerseys are still being printed with this half-collar look.

Nike should issue an apology and be done with it, because this look instantly became one of the worst in Denver Broncos history.

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