Don't panic and sell off all your Reebok stock just yet, but Reebok, the NFL's official uniform provider for the last decade, is being replaced by Nike effective with the 2012 season.
The NFL has, in recent years, been very strict about what its players and coaches can wear on the sidelines -- Bill Belichick being a noted exception to the well-dressed NFL coach. Perhaps Nike will make a wider range of clothing for NFL sideline personnel.
After the jump, a complete list of various companies making official NFL and NFL-licensed gear and what they'll be doing in the future.
· Nike will be the official uniform provider and will produce all on-field apparel including game uniforms and base layer, as well as sideline personnel apparel and fan gear.
· New Era will be the official on-field headwear supplier and will produce headwear for the sidelines and for fans.
· Under Armour will continue as the official sponsor of the NFL Scouting Combine. Under Armour will outfit Combine participants and also offer Combine apparel beginning in 2012.
· GIII will continue as a key apparel partner manufacturing fan gear, including outerwear and lifestyle collections for men and women.
· VF will continue as a key apparel partner manufacturing fan gear, including t-shirts and fleece. · Outerstuff will continue as the NFL’s youth apparel provider.
· ’47 Brand will produce headwear for fans.