Eagles allowed a third helmet option in 2025 as NFL relaxes its uniform policy

The 'No Fun League' appears to be easing up on its strict uniform policy.
Josh Sweat, Avonte Maddox, Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Sweat, Avonte Maddox, Philadelphia Eagles / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

Don't look now, but the 'No Fun League' may be easing up some. We placed a bow on April 10th with minimal excitement. There was no unexpected signing to report. The Philadelphia Eagles didn't make any trades, but something did catch our attention that you might find interesting.

Two years after a rule was passed to allow clubs to alternate helmet designs, the NFL has again expanded its uniform policy. Philly and every other team are now allowed the option of expanding their wardrobe to include a third helmet. Sounds like a party, right?

The Eagles kelly green helmet isn't going anywhere, and Philly's black helmet appears to be returning.

Each of the 32 franchises was informed by a memo distributed from league offices on Wednesday. Here's what that means to Birds fans.

The classic midnight green shell is obviously staying. Philly's kelly green shell won't be going anywhere, and the black shell we saw during the 2022 season figures to return.

Teams exploring the re-design process for the 2024 season have already been offered a third helmet option. That will be available to them in time for the 2025 season. League offices must be informed no later than May 1st, 2024 if said teams intend to wear one.

The 'alternate color helmets' can only be worn with one of the club's authorized optional uniforms (the classic, the alternate, and/or the color rush). If an alternate helmet is paired with a classic uniform, the helmet colors and designs must be historically compatible.

13 of the 32 teams wore an alternate helmet in 2022. More teams joined the party in 2023, and even more are expected to do so in 2024.

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