Buccaneers confirm major uniform change for 2023 season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers throwback helmet (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers throwback helmet (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers creamsicle uniforms are coming back next season, as the team teased and then later confirmed the news this week. 

A lot of things will look new when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field next season. Tom Brady is gone, so too is Leonard Fournette, Cameron Brate, and a handful of others that helped the team win a Super Bowl back in 2020.

Devin White might be gone too, depending on whether his trade request is honored by the front office. Baker Mayfield may very well be under center when Week 1 rolls around, Dave Canales is the new offensive coordinator, and there will be a new rookie class competing for jobs as well.

The Bucs uniforms will look a little different as well, at least in certain games next year.

Over a year ago it was quietly announced that the Buccaneers would be bringing back their Bucco Bruce creamsicle uniforms in 2023. Not much was said after that, and it sort of fell between the cracks of everything else the fans base needed to deal with last season.

This week, however, we were not only reminded that the creamsicles were rumored to be coming back but we were given pretty clear confirmation.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers creamsicle jerseys are coming back in 2023

There was an initial tease that the creamsicles were returning, but to call this is a tease is like saying that material written in a book jacket might be in the book it’s wrapped around.

If that wasn’t confirmation enough, the official NFL account tweeted out an image that featured Mike Evans in a creamsicle uniform with the caption “coming soon”.

It doesn’t take Detective Clouseau to put two-and-two together here.

Just to tie a bow around it, the Bucs straight up confirmed the news when a fan begged for clarity.

We’ve known the creamsicles were likely coming back this year thanks to an NFL rule change a year ago. For some reason, the league got super weird about teams using alternate uniforms but lightened up a little bit when everyone in the room realized they cutting off a major source of revenue.

It’s not the most noble reason for alternate uniforms to make a comeback in the NFL, but it gets the job done nonetheless. Teams have already started to make use of the rules loosening, as the Cardinals, Texans, and Falcons all used both alternate uniforms and alternate helmets last season.

Not that long ago the Philadelphia Eagles announced the return of the Kelly Green throwback uniforms, and the Patriots are bringing back their old uniforms as well.

It’s been since 2012 that the Buccaneers have worn their throwback uniforms, and fans are ready to embrace the creamsicles with open arms.

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