As you may have heard over the past 24 hours, the Seahawks new logo (pictured above) has been leaked. No source has confirmed this is in fact our new logo, but I have learned that the Seahawks are in fact expected to unveil a new logo next Tuesday, when the NFL and Nike release the new uniforms for the 2012 season. If I were a betting man, I would put good money on the idea that this is our new logo.
As you can see, the lower stripe of the bird is now silver, replacing the lighter of the Seahawks two shades of blue. The bulk of the bird also seems to be a lighter shade of navy than before. The neon green eye remains the same.
Although I love the logo from 2002-2011, I also like this logo because it incorporates more of the past. The return of silver in our color scheme is a nice touch, even though I do not expect the silver helmets to be back (Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times has reported the helmets will be a darker shade of blue than before). This logo is crisp, and to be honest I was kind of stumped the first time I saw it. I’m not colorblind but when I use my imagination, the silver stripe can look like a very light blue stripe.
The Nike uniform release is not until next Tuesday, but there are rumors floating around that the Seahawks will introduce a silver/gray alternate jersey in addition to the blue home jerseys and white road jerseys. If a silver or gray alternate jersey were to appear, I wonder whether it would be considered a home or road jersey. The last time I remember seeing a silver jersey in an NFL game was by the New England Patriots on the road. Personally, I do not approve of having a silver or gray alternate jersey. I would much rather see the Seahawks wear a royal blue throwback jersey at home.
All in all, I am stoked for the logo and jersey unveiling next week. Let’s just pray they don’t give us the “Oregon” treatment.