Exciting news today that the Eagles have submitted a proposal that would allow teams to have a second helmet for alternate jerseys, which would mean the Patriots could return to wearing their old red throwbacks for the first time since 2012.
2017 Resolution Proposal 1. By Philadelphia, Amends the NFL’s On-Field Policy to allow clubs to have an alternate helmet in a color to match their third uniform.
This has been one of the more stupid rules on the books. You rarely see the NFL do something that would prevent themselves from making more money off of alternate jersey sales, but that’s just what this rule did. I think it was one of those shuffling the deck furniture moves back in 2013 when the NFL was trying to make it seem like they cared about concussions. That left only teams who had similar helmet colors/schemes using the alternate jerseys.
My creative solution before this proposal, and one I would still love to see, would be a return to the 90’s throwbacks. The Patriots could then still use the exact same helmet.
I’m a sucker for jerseys. I know it’s popular to hate on the color rush uniforms and many of them are terrible. But I loved the Patriots’ last season, and the more alternate jerseys they can wear the better. Let’s hope this one passes, though it probably won’t for some stupid reason on the NFL and its owners can come up with.