San Francisco 49ers: Ranking best jerseys and uniforms in team history

Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers (Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport)
Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers (Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport) /
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Garrett Celek, 49ers
Garrett Celek #88 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The 49ers have some classic jerseys, and Niner Noise ranks out the best.

The San Francisco 49ers didn’t need to take part in so many of the uniform changes across the NFL entering 2020.

Seriously, Los Angeles Rams. Those jerseys are terrible.

At any rate, the Niners have some classics. And aside from some minor tweaks here and there, San Francisco hasn’t gone through a lot of changes over the years. The ones which did change, however, were pretty exceptional, including the alternate jerseys.

Teams are allowed one alternate uniform aside from their standard home and away jerseys. From 2015 through 2017, the Niners used their RGB uniforms — a mostly all-black appearance — on certain nights and on the NFL’s briefly experimental color rush-featured games, primarily on Thursday Night Football.

The 49ers’ current alternate jerseys are on fire, putting it lightly.

Amid all those other jersey changes across the league, Niner Noise decided to go back and rank all the Niners uniforms dating back to the team’s inception in 1946. And forgive us if we meshed some of the minor changes into one big time period.

The best part? It’s our opinion. Therefore it’s not wrong. And neither is yours if you disagree.

So let’s take a look back at the Niners uniforms (combining both home and away into one) and see which one comes out on top.

No. 6: San Francisco’s RGB “Color Rush” Jerseys (2015 – 2017)

It’s an alternate jersey, and we’re mostly staying away from those right now.

But the black jerseys with red trim and piping were interesting, to say the least.

Some fans loved the look, while others can’t stand it. I find myself among the latter, as my increasingly poor vision has a tough time making out the numbers without any outline. It’s simply difficult to distinguish between black and red from a distance.

Plus, black had never been a traditional Niners color.

If you love this jersey, cool. But it comes in at No. 6 on our list of best jerseys in San Francisco history.