of Tennessee Titans In honor of his roots, he will wear a throwback Houston Oilers jersey for two home games in 2023
The franchise was known as the Houston Oilers from 1960 to 1996 before moving to Tennessee. They kept the Oilers uniforms while they played home games in Memphis and Nashville from 1997 to 1998, then completely rebranded. Tennessee Titans in 1999
The uniforms were unveiled Sunday night.
“We can cover so much time so we can honor as many players as possible.” Titans Vice President and Executive Creative Director Cerf Melendez said on the team’s website. “We wore this uniform in Tennessee, so it also symbolized the transition to Tennessee.
The two home games that will feature throwbacks are yet to be decided.
of Titans ESPN reports that he was interested in wearing the throwback shoes at the Miami Dolphins’ Monday Night Football road game on December 11, but had not received approval from the league.
Tennessee is following a league-wide trend of introducing throwbacks to uniform rotations after the NFL scrapped the “one shell rule” last year. The Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks are among the teams that have announced plans for nostalgic uniforms in recent weeks.
“Can’t wait to see our old uniforms on the field again!” Oilers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon wrote on social media. “Football’s best outfit. Go.” Titans.
–Field level media