Alternative helmets are back, honey.
The NFL announced Thursday that teams will be allowed to wear two different helmets starting in 2022.
According to the memo sent to the clubs, the NFL had previously restricted teams to a helmet for safety reasons. But they recently reviewed their limitations.
“League staff conducted a comprehensive review of our uniform policy with the aim of increasing overall club flexibility in terms of helmet shell colors, while maintaining the highest level of player health and safety,” the note said.
It goes on to detail that the alternative color helmet should only be worn with one of the club’s authorized optional uniforms (classic, alternative and / or color approach).
“If the alternate color helmet is paired with a classic uniform, the alternate colors helmet colors and designs shall be historically accurate (in accordance with the historically accurate uniform. If the alternate color helmet is paired with an alternate or Color Rush uniform, it shall use a logo from some that point to the club’s history, but the skull / face mask / logo may be colored according to the club’s existing logo guidelines, ”the memo states.
Here are the parameters:
- Clubs must get a whole new set of alternative color helmets for all players
- Helmets with alternative colors must have the same make, model and size as the primary player’s primary helmet
- Helmets with alternative colors must be made available to all players at the beginning of the training camp and must be fit at the same time as the primary helmet
- Alternative color helmets must be worn in practice at least during the week leading up to the game in which they will be used
Clubs must inform the league office if they plan to wear an alternative helmet in 2022 by July 31, 2021. This means that we probably know this year which teams plan to wear them.
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