The Houston Texans have discussed wearing throwback helmets from a Houston franchise from back in the day.
Could another more widespread throwback element be next?
Texans wide receiver De’Andre Hopkins hinted as such when he teased a throwback look on Instagram. Hopkins was seen wearing a throwback uniform similar to the Houston Oilers’ iconic “Luv Ya Blue” look they wore when in Houston from 1960-1996.
Hopkins posted an edited image of himself wearing an Oilers-esque uniform on Twitter Wednesday with the message, “Who would like to see this?”
More than 150,000 accounts liked the post on Hopkins’ original post.
The question is how likely it might be that the Texans could wear throwback Oilers jerseys? And the answer is probably not very.
The Tennesee Titans probably are closer to wearing the luv ya blue jersey as they still control branding rights to the Oilers’ look. The Titans have worn throwback Oilers helmets over the years.
But the biggest obstacle to the Texans wearing the Oilers gear might have been the late K.S. “Bud” Adams, the Oilers/Texans original owner who passed away in 2013.
Adams never forgave Houston fans for what he thought was turning their backs at his team and making them move to Nashville.
His heirs have never seemed quite as adamant about the team’s heritage as Adams since they moved to Nashville. And they might be more willing to go along with a one-game change.
But what about it?
Should the Texans embrace the Oilers’ heritage for a special game or two?
Or should they remain determined to develop their own identity typified by their special “Battle Red Day” uniforms?
What are your thoughts?