Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield received a look at the team’s new uniforms on Monday and he liked what he saw.
In a brief video posted on the team’s Twitter feed, Mayfield is shown mockups of the road and color rush uniforms and gave his stamp of approval:
.@bakermayfield got a sneak peek at the mockups for our new 2020 uniforms today ... pic.twitter.com/Nk4qKiKcpU— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 1, 2019
The mockups were obviously kept off camera as the team wants to keep things under wraps until the official unveiling in 2020. But team owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam did recently share that the new uniforms have been designed with a “nothing fancy” mindset, and embrace “the team’s rich tradition and its unique distinction as the only NFL franchise with orange and brown as its two primary colors,” according to the team’s website.
That is welcome news to Browns fans who have had to deal with the current mess of a uniform the team has been wearing since 2015. From numbers that can’t be read on the brown jerseys, to the nonsensical use of the team name down the pants legs, the Browns have spent the past few seasons looking more like a Mountain West Conference team than one with Super Bowl aspirations.
The Haslams have repeatedly made mistakes and promised to learn from those mistakes ever since buying the team in 2012. They seem to finally be following that promise when it comes to getting out of the way of general manager John Dorsey as he rebuilds the roster.
Hopefully, when it comes to the uniforms, the Haslams stick to their promise of “nothing fancy” so that the Browns don’t look like clowns as they ascend into the NFL’s elite.