The San Francisco 49ers put the social media app Snapchat to good use on Thursday when the team, which goes by the name “OfficialSF49ers” on the app, used its very first “snap” to reveal the alternate uniforms it plans to wear this season.
— J. Patel (@JPatel311) April 30, 2015
Snapchat users only got that glimpse of the jersey’s shoulder, so fans at least learned the top was black, red and gold. But as to the rest of the uniform? That’s still up for speculation, although a full-length picture of what’s purported to be the whole thing was circulating on Twitter by mid-afternoon on Thursday.
Supposedly (but very unconfirmed) another Niners sneak peek. pic.twitter.com/vUUOrrwPdp
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 30, 2015
The team plans to officially unveil the look during its Thursday night NFL Draft party.
However the pants turn out, NFL rules stipulate that the 49ers can wear them a maximum of two times during the regular season, according to CBS Sports, which might not be enough for fans of the alternative style.
“I think the fans are going to be excited when they see our new look,” linebacker NaVorro Bowman said in a press statement (via NBC Sports). “I think the fans are going to understand we mean business. All I can say is we won’t have to worry about how we look, because we’ll know we look good.”