NFL alternate helmets are back! The NFL has reportedly allowed the usage of throwback helmets again after a long time ban on them.
The news broke via Adam Schefter on Twitter. The NFL had a weird helmet policy in place which only allowed teams to rock with one helmet throughout the entirety of a season. This meant that even with throwback uniforms, NFL teams had to resort to wearing their traditional helmets.
Of course, fans disapproved of the move because it meant less fun on the field, but the NFL has finally agreed to let teams bring back their old helmets.
Which Teams Wil Use NFL Alternate Helmets? List Of NFL Throwback Helmets Set To Make A Comeback
There are so many wonderfully detailed NFL helmets from the old days that fans would love to see come back. From the Bears helmet with the white wishbone, to the Buccaneers white helmet with a pirate on it, to even the old dark green the Philadelphia Eagles used to sport.
Possibilities here on alternative helmets are numerous.
What took so long? https://t.co/K1S5197TAz
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 24, 2021
There are so many possible designs for teams to work with. While we’re on the subject, let’s not forget about the Falcons old ‘dirty bird’ logo too.
NFL will allow teams to use alternate-color helmets again, starting in 2022. https://t.co/lEsSUpFMGt
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 24, 2021
Or the Patriots helmet with Pat Patriot on it and Bills old ones too:
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) June 24, 2021
These are the worst uniforms in NFL history. Those helmets are 🔥 tho. The Bills should bring them back once in a while. https://t.co/0YmvqbmXb0
— Jeremiah Martinez (@TheJerryMartin) June 24, 2021
Could we even see an all-white Cincinnati Bengals uniform that fans have been asking for?
— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) June 24, 2021
The options are absolutely endless.
What Is The NFL Helmet Rule?
As mentioned above, the NFL only permitted teams to use one helmet throughout the entirety of a season before. This rule came into effect in 2013 because the league felt it was in the interest of player’s safety.
However, in an official memo, that rule is now done with. This means that we could see the return of many throwback uniforms and color rush options as in the past, teams would scrap alternate uniforms because they didn’t have the helmet to match it.
Here’s the official memo released by the NFL:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 24, 2021