Could the Philadelphia Eagles be preparing to wear kelly green uniforms again?
Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Eagles proposed a rule change to the NFL that would allow all 32 teams to use an alternate helmet during the season. Teams are currently only allowed to use one helmet as part of the league’s safety policy, which is why the Washington Redskins look so stupid when they wear their alternates. The Eagles eventually withdrew the proposal, but that didn’t keep people from getting riled up about the possibilities of what the team could do with an alternate helmet.
Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation had a particularly interesting take on the matter.
"The Eagles’ current alternate uniform is their all-black getup. If this proposal is passed, the Eagles would be allowed to wear black helmets.But there’s no way that’s really what the Eagles care about here, right? This has to be about Kelly Green back (as an alternate)! Or at least that’s what a lover of Kelly Green such as myself would think.Seriously, though, I don’t think it’s crazy to suggest that’s what’s happening here. No one cares about potentially having black helmets. People love Kelly Green. And a big reason why the Eagles haven’t been able to wear Kelly Green uniforms recently is because they’d have to wear their current midnight helmets with it due to NFL safety rules."
As it turns out, Gowton’s suggestion was pretty accurate.
When speaking to the media at Tuesday night’s NFL Annual Meeting, Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie said he’d like to bring the kelly green unis out of retirement.
The last time the Eagles dawned the kelly green uniforms was during the 2010 season opener in honor of the 1960 NFL Championship team. Eagles fans responded pretty well to the kelly green duds’ brief return and I think it’s pretty safe to assume a full-time return to kelly green would be a welcomed move for Eagles fans.