Remember how great the Houston Oilers jerseys looked back in the 90s?
Texans star player and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt wants those Texans to wear the Oilers colors.
There's only one problem: those colors belong to the Tennessee Titans, the franchise that previously played in Houston before leaving for Nashville in 1998.
Last week he told his 5 million Twitter followers, "I understand why, but man it’s such a shame we can’t rock the baby blue Houston Oiler throwback uniforms one time."
Now he's asking the NFL to give the colors back to their rightful city: Houston, Texas.
After the Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns in Week 13 for their ninth consecutive win, Watt wore an Oilers Earl Campbell jersey. It isn’t the first time a prominent Texan has worn an Oilers jersey publicly, as rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson sported a Warren Moon jersey in 2017.
As it is, the Oilers team history, especially the uniforms, are part of the Tennessee Titans franchise, much the same way the Dallas Texans are part of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise and the Portsmouth Spartans part of the Detroit Lions. Technically, the Titans could wear Oilers throwback jerseys when playing the Texans. If they ever did, count on at least one person ready to throw down with the AFC South club from Nashville.