ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons will finally wear their Nike Color Rush jerseys for the first time Thursday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when they host the New Orleans Saints.
Teams began wearing the Color Rush jerseys on Thursday Nights, but last season the Falcons didn't get to wear theirs when they traveled to Tampa Bay. That's because the two teams' red Color Rush jerseys were too similar. Typically, both teams get to wear their Color Rush jerseys regardless of who is home and away.
The teams get to chose the color of the jerseys.The NFL's Color Rush uniforms aren't just for show. All of the proceeds from the sales of the jerseys will go to the NFL Foundation to fund health, safety and wellness programs for youth around the country, according to the league.
The Falcons finally get to debut their jerseys. Here's what they'll look like: