The Denver Broncos have not shied away from questionable uniform combinations at times in the 2022 season. Actually, the team has worn its white jersey tops with blue pants twice this season, which was certainly a hotly contested talking point among the fan base at the time.
Because of the Broncos’ willingness to wear the blue pants and orange stripes with the white tops and blue stripes, a ridiculous uniform combo on Christmas Day may be a bit more believable. The team posted a mannequin inside the facility as players walked in dressed up in a hilarious “ugly Christmas sweater” styled jersey with a matching reindeer helmet.
Apparently, the uniform was so bad that the players knew it was a prank almost immediately.
Denver Broncos pull off Christmas Uniform prank with players
It doesn’t look like this prank duped too many of the Broncos players that saw it, it was just too ugly to be believable. Not even the game being broadcast this weekend on Nickelodeon could convince the players they were going to wear something so goofy from top to bottom, although the helmet is actually quite nice.
At the very least, the reindeer modeled after the current Broncos head on the helmet is a fun touch that I think the team could actually use for a situation like we have on Christmas Day against the Rams where you’re playing in front of the Nickelodeon audience, but I don’t think the NFL is bold enough to do that.
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The team’s actual uniform schedule for 2022 indicates it will be the white tops on Sunday against the Rams, and in all likelihood, we can expect them to roll with the white pants as well. Unfortunately, there won’t be a Rudolph head on the helmets, either.