NFL reveals Color Rush uniforms; Broncos to wear them Oct. 13 at San Diego

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The NFL revealed the Color Rush uniforms that will be worn by teams when they play “Thursday Night Football” this season.

The Broncos will appear on “Thursday Night Football” on Oct. 13 when they play the Chargers in San Diego.

The Broncos’ dominant color is orange and the players will be decked out in the color from head to toe for the game.

The players will wear orange jerseys, orange pants, orange socks and orange shoes. There will be accent elements of variations of the uniforms the team wore from 1968 to 1996.

It will be the first time since 1979 the team will wear orange pants. The Broncos wore white jerseys with orange pants from 1968 to 1971, then again in 1978 and 1979.

The best part of the uniform is the helmet. The current horse head logo will be replaced by the “D” logo with the snorting bronco.

The NFL said proceeds of the sale of Color Rush jerseys will go to the NFL Foundation to fund health, safety and wellness programs for youth.

The Broncos wore orange jerseys until 1997, when they switched to blue for their colored tops. But orange returned in 2012 as the Broncos’ primary home uniform.