UPDATE (4:00 pm): Welp, the Dolphins just confirmed it as well. And are now selling the first shirts with the logo (click here to buy). Its officially official. Let the merch madness begin. This is how the first official shirt looks…
UPDATE (12:27 pm): The Miami Herald have gone out and confirmed that the above logo that leaked recently is indeed the official new logo of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins planned to unveil it on April 18th, but now moved the unveil date to April 25th (the first day of the draft).
The Dolphins originally planned to unveil the new gear one week earlier. But those plans suddenly changed after the NFL owners’ meetings last week. Some believe the NFL asked for the move and owner Stephen Ross, vying to land a Super Bowl in May, compromised in order to gain favor.
It’s also possible the club is using the draft to shield the new logo and uniforms from a chorus of criticism.
The Dolphins, by the way, are not publicly commenting on the new logo or the authenticity of the leak. But it is real. There is no doubt.
It has been in the pipeline for a while, as new gear doesn’t just magically appear at the team’s stores and other outlets on the day of the unveiling. Many people have seen it.
They know some fans will initially dislike the new logo because, well, people are different and no one quite sees things through the same prism. So a number of people are bound to dissent. But the team also expects many fans to embrace the change and flock to stores to buy the Nike gear and jerseys that will bear the new logo and new look.