Philadelphia Eagles to wear slightly modified uniforms in 2017
By Ryan Quigley
The Philadelphia Eagles will be wearing new uniforms in 2017, but the changes will be basically invisible to the naked eye.
New uniforms are always exciting. Sometimes an updated wardrobe is all it takes to endure a full season of heartbreak and despair. That hopefully won’t be the kind season the Philadelphia Eagles will have in 2017, but hey, you never really know.
So what will the changes to the Eagles’ uniforms look like? Well, get out your magnifying glass and take a look.
Example of the Eagles’ 2016 uniforms:
Example of the Eagles’ 2017 uniforms (featuring rookie wideout Mack Hollins):
The uniforms the Eagles have been wearing since 2014 are Nike’s Elite 51 threads. Notice how the 2016 uniforms have a thicker “flywire” collar and feature seams connecting the torso to the shoulder area of the uniform. For the new uniforms, Nike’s Vapor Untouchable threads, the seams are not present and the collar is much thinner than its predecessor.
This certainly isn’t the uniform change most Eagles fans are looking forward to, however. What people are really looking forward to is the return of kelly green.
When speaking to the media at the NFL Annual Meeting in March, Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie said he’d like to bring the kelly green unis back permanently.
The Eagles haven’t dawned the kelly green uniforms since the 2010 season opener against the Green Bay Packers, where Philadelphia honored the 1960 NFL Championship team. Clearly, the Eagles are looking to make a return to the brighter threads. The Eagles proposed a rule change allowing all teams to use an alternate helmet during the season. Unfortunately, the team withdrew the proposal.
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Regardless of whether that rule change is made, it certainly appears kelly green is in the Eagles’ future. When those new uniforms will arrive, however, is anyone’s guess.
(Shoutout to Tucker Bagley of Sports Talk Philly for this catch)