Next week the Pittsburgh Steelers will unveil a new throwback jersey that the team will wear for at least one game during the 2018 regular season but it appears as though it might have been leaked a few days early on the official website.
Twitter user @j_a155 posted a few pictures Sunday that he came across online while searching the Steelers Pro Shop website, which have now apparently been removed. As you can see by the description on the Ben Roethlisberger item, it certainly looks like the team will wear jerseys during the 2018 season from the 1979 season that included block numbers and letters.
— ja5 (@j_a155) May 27, 2018
Should these indeed ultimately be the Steelers choice for their 2018 throwbacks, the decision will likely be well-received as a large selection of the fan base has been clamoring for the return of the block numbers for a few years now.
Please note that while this leak looks to be legitimate, it has yet to be confirmed by the team and thus we’ll have to wait for the official announcement on Wednesday.
“We’re going to have a new throwback jersey this year, and we’ll have to decide when we’re going to wear that,” said Steelers team president Art Rooney II said a little more than a month ago. “We haven’t decided that yet. That’ll be another piece of the puzzle, and we’ll look closer at the schedule and make a decision on when. We’ve already decided on the throwback jersey, but we have a planned day to unveil it, so that will be coming up at the end of May.”
In addition to wearing a new throwback uniform during the 2018 season, the Steelers are also hoping to wear their all-black Color Rush uniforms for a home game as well.
“We like our Color Rush uniforms and we plan to wear them that night until somebody tells us we’re not supposed to do that,” Rooney said last month.