Since the Minnesota Vikings last changed their uniforms and went to a helmet with more of a matte finish, one thing that a lot of people have noticed is that the team’s home jersey and their helmets weren’t quite the same shade of purple. Starting tonight, when the Vikings’ purple jerseys will make a rare road appearance, that’s going to change.
Heading into 2019, the #Vikings worked with @RiddellSports to tweak the helmet color in order to ensure consistency in all situations and provide a perfect match between the helmet and the jersey.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 8, 2019
The new helmet is showcased on the left. pic.twitter.com/k8udzLzE8B
When the Vikings take the field tonight, they’ll be wearing the helmets that are on the left side of the picture above. The helmet from previous years is on the right.
You can see that, while the helmets retain the matte finish. . .which is pretty awesome. . .the shade of purple being used is slightly brighter than what we’ve seen over the past few seasons. It certainly appears to be a better match for the jerseys than the previous version.
Personally, the different in the shades of purple between the helmet and the jersey was something that I didn’t think too much of, but I know that some folks here expressed some annoyance with it. Apparently it wasn’t just the TV lighting or whatever, but two actually different colors. Starting on Friday night, however, this issue will officially be resolved.