Thomas Morstead shares Saints uniform combo for Week 15 vs. Chiefs

John Sigler
·2 min read

Thomas Morstead is one of the team captains who votes each week on the New Orleans Saints uniform combination, and the Pro Bowl punter took time Friday to announce their upcoming pick: black jerseys with matching black pants. It’s been the most-popular look in the Sean Payton era, worn in 73 games since 2006 (including the playoffs).

This will be the 29th consecutive game the Saints have played without using their gold pants, which were also a fixture (91 games) until quarterback Drew Brees injured his throwing hand while wearing them in a Week 2 game with the Los Angeles Rams last year. Presumably superstitious after the incident, the Saints introduced white pants soon after and haven’t gone back to the gold since.

Brees is one of the team captains who votes each week; the group includes Morstead and linebacker Craig Robertson as special teams captains, with Brees and left tackle Terron Armstead representing the offense while linebacker Demario Davis, defensive end Cameron Jordan, and safety Malcolm Jenkins speak for the defense. As Morstead pointed out on Twitter, the decision to shun the gold pants falls to a group vote, “and we don’t all agree.”

The full rankings, for the superstitious (and those of you, like me, who are just a little stitious):

  1. White jerseys, white pants: 6-2 (.750)

  2. “Color Rush” alternates: 7-3 (.700)

  3. “Black and Gold” throwbacks: 2-1 (.667)

  4. Black jerseys, gold pants: 23-13 (.639)

  5. White jerseys, black pants: 41-25 (.621)

  6. Black jerseys, black pants: 45-28 (.616)

  7. White jerseys, gold pants: 31-24 (.564)


Michael Thomas DNP again on updated Saints-Chiefs injury report