REPORT: NFL Telling Packers & Eagles Players They Are Not Allowed To Wear One Specific Color In Brazil For Week 1 Opener, Due To Gangs

Green Bay Packers star running back Josh Jacobs revealed that the NFL has warned both his team and the Philadelphia Eagles against wearing the color green for their Week 1 game in São Paulo, Brazil.

MLfootball is reporting that is due to gangs in Brazil.

NFL Is Telling Packers & Eagles Players That They Are Not Allowed To Wear One Specific Color In Brazil For Week 1 Opener, Due To Gangs

In April, the league announced that Josh Jacobs and the Packers would play the Eagles (designated as the home team) in the first-ever NFL game to be held in Brazil. The contest will be held at the Corinthians Arena.

Speaking on “The Green Light with Chris Long”, Jacobs told the former NFL star pass-rusher that the league told the two teams they can’t wear the color green because of gang-related reasons.

Not only that, but significant security precautions are in place to ensure the safety of both teams, Josh Jacobs stated:

“You know, they said that the part of Brazil we go into, you can’t even wear green at…They say like, I guess, something to do with the gangs and stuff…They probably gonna have, like, armored vehicles following us.”

Green is the main color of both the Packers and Eagles. Their away white jerseys also feature some green, as do their alternate uniforms, so it’s unclear what uniforms both teams will wear heading into that contest.

Jacobs signed a four-year deal with the Packers worth $48 million after five seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders, though the final three years of the deal are team options. Of course, Jacobs will have those options picked up by the Pack if he comes as advertised.

Green Bay Packers Josh Jacobs Finally Gets To Play For A Contender

The Raiders were a mediocre team during Jacobs’ five-year run, finishing with just one winning season (10-7 in 2021) and zero playoff victories. But finally, the 2022 rushing champion gets the opportunity to play for a Super Bowl contender.

The Packers went to the Divisional Round in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, narrowly upsetting the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers.

With a great mix of young and veteran talents, the Packers are well-suited to re-emerge as a Super Bowl contender in the post-Aaron Rodgers era. An offensive nucleus of Jacobs, Jordan Love, Jayden Reed, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs certainly has the potential to be among football’s best in 2024.

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