Their fans spoke and the team listened, the Denver Broncos will officially be wearing orange as their regular home jerseys beginning with the 2012 NFL season.
The Broncos had sought permission from the league to make the jersey swap, relegating the former two-time Super Bowl champion home blue uniforms to mere “alternate jersey” status and will be worn only 1-2 times next season.
It was not clear if this announcement also meant the end of the blue pants for the team but it seems very unlikely that the team would ever wear anything other than white pants from this point on.
Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis explained the reason for the change, “This is what our fans wanted, and we’re going to accommodate their wishes starting with 2012”.
The Broncos took the field for the first time in orange uniforms to begin their third season in the American Football League back in 1962, from that season up until the end of the 1996 season it was all orange, all the time in Denver.
In the Summer of 1997, a total logo and uniform re-branding courtesy Nike occurred which toned back the use of orange to nothing more than a secondary colour on the logo and uniforms.
For the 2002 season the team re-introduced an orange uniform to be worn 1-2 times a season; the popularity of this uniform is what spurred the change that will be in place for 2012.