Eagles Apply To NFL To Bring Throwback Kelly Green Helmets Back

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 , center Nick Cole #59, offensive tackle King Dunlap #65 and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate a touchdown during the NFL season opener game against the Green Bay Packers on September 12, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Packers won 27-20. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** LeSean McCoy;Nick Cole;King Dunlap;Jeremy Maclin

One of the best, if not the best, throwback uniform in all of the NFL is Philadelphia’s kelly green kits. Those may soon be making a comeback.

This week Washington made a rule change proposal that now allows NFL teams to opt out of wearing their Color Rush uniforms. Another rule change that could happen.

During the NFL’s annual meetings this year. one of the topics being discussed would be a proposal to revise the seemingly pointless rule that prohibits NFL teams from wearing a different colored helmet as part of their uniform.

That rule change may come courtesy of the Eagles, who applied to reinstate the use of their kelly green helmet.


If it passes, other teams would be allowed to wear their throwback helmets once again, including the popular Patriots retro design.

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after a touchdown pass to teammate Rob Gronkowski #87 against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)