New jersey Giants: Big Blue celebrating 100 years with Century Red uniforms

New jersey Giants: Big Blue celebrating 100 years with Century Red uniforms

The New York Giants may have built 100 years of football tradition with eight championships, including four Super Bowl wins, as Big Blue.

They are set to celebrate the franchise’s rich history by painting the town red with new uniforms – “Century Red.”

The uniform platform is the culmination of a two-year process in partnership with the NFL, and the uniform itself recalls the earliest days of the franchise. The tan pants, paired with red and blue striped socks, are a throwback to the original ones worn during their inaugural season in 1925 when founder Tim Mara famously purchased the team for $500.

CB Deonte Banks (3) wearing the Giants' Century Red jerseys to commemorate the franchise's 100th season celebration.

The meaning behind the ‘Century Red’ jerseys

The red jerseys are accented with blue from 1933, when the Giants played in the first ever NFL Championship Game. There is also an iconic winged helmet honoring the 1938 champions as the Giants became a cornerstone in the foundation of the NFL.

All of the team’s 2024 jerseys will feature the team’s “100 Seasons” patch. The Giants will wear the uniform for up to two games this season.

ILB Bobby Okereke (58) wears the Giants' Century Red jerseys for the franchise's 100th season.

“I feel like it’s gritty and vintage,” linebacker Bobby Okereke said in the team’s release. “It’s a throwback to the 1920s, 1930s when they were out there just getting grimy. It’s a testament to all the guys who played before. They paved the way for us to play this great game.”

Added outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux: “I like the fact that we stick to the legacy and keep paying it forward.”

OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (5) wears the Giants' Century Red uniforms commemorating the franchise's 100th season.

The “Century Red” jersey will include the special “100 Seasons” patch, which comes with its own origin story.

The commemorative logo was created to showcase the franchise’s history with the background shield inspired by the shape of the Polo Grounds, the team’s first home in 1925 – and with the zeros designed in the outline of Giants Stadium.

QB Daniel Jones (8) wears the Giants' Century Red uniform to commemorate the franchise's 100th season.

At the base is a re-creation of the team’s classic skyline logo, representing every player who has worn the Giants uniform. The player is overlaid on a football, which is named “The Duke” in honor of Wellington Mara and features eight laces to symbolize the team’s eight NFL championships.

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