The Houston Oilers are back.
The Tennessee Titans unveiled a set of throwback jerseys Sunday night that honor the franchise’s former name. The team, which carried the Oilers moniker throughout the 1998 season in Houston and Tennessee, will wear the iconic powder blue jerseys twice at home games this fall.
While it’s unclear when the Titans will don the throwback jerseys, it will mark the franchise’s first regular season home game to play in the powder blue jerseys since moving to Tennessee. The Oilers did not wear the jerseys to home games when they first moved to the state in 1997, opting instead to play in all-white jerseys before permanently moving from Memphis to Nashville and changing their name.
The NFL quickly replaced the Oilers in 2002 with the Houston Texans.
The Titans are just the latest in the league to release their alternate uniforms for the season. THE Cleveland Browns dropped an all-white replacement defined last week, for example, and the The Seattle Seahawks released a ’90s-themed movie return kit.
The Titans went just 7-10 last season and have lost their last seven games. The Titans struggled to replace quarterback Ryan Tannehill after landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. It was the franchise’s first losing season since 2015.
The Titans open the season Sept. 10 against the New Orleans Saints. They will play their home opener the following week against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Titans will host the Texans on December 17, which would no doubt be a great date to bring the Oilers back.