Carlos Dunlap had never seen a white Bengal tiger until he met Akere at the Cincinnati Zoo on Tuesday morning, dressed neck to shoe in his new, white and black-accented Color Rush cheap Bengals jerseys the Cincinnati Bengals will wear on Sept. 29 against the Miami Dolphins.
“This is going to be rare that the Bengals actually changed their color combinations,” the Bengals defensive end said. “You know how they are about sticking to tradition, so this is going to be a new tradition I feel like.”
Nike designed the cheap nfl jerseys, which feature black stripes on the shoulder pads and hips and the orange and black “B” on the chest. It also features orange tint around the nameplates. They are new uniforms, and Dunlap said they have a different feel.
The look is topped with the traditional orange and black helmet.
“That would be pretty dope, too,” Dunlap said. “I think it’ll be fine like this, too. But if the orange was white on this helmet, that would probably really set it off. I think it’s still sweet. It’s nothing to take away from it.”
The NFL does not allow players to have more than one helmet for safety reasons, and the team’s orange-based helmet has to be shipped to the manufacturer to have the black stripes painted on in the offseason — in other words, it would be logistically impossible for the helmets to be repainted.
This is a special look and will not affect the team’s use of the orange alternate jersey. The orange jersey can still be worn twice.
Dunlap, rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd and All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins modeled the uniform at the zoo. The wholesale jerseys went on sale in the Bengals Pro Shop on Tuesday, but the only players available are A.J. Green, Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert.