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NFL expands uniform policy to allow third alternate helmet design

Two years after alternate helmets designs were approved to return to the NFL, the league has expanded its uniform policy to allow for a third helmet to be added to teams' uniform closets, the league announced via a memo sent to clubs on Wednesday.

The NFL approved an adjustment of the uniform policy in 2021 to allow alternate helmets in the 2022 season, a change from the "one-shell" rule which had been in place for a decade. Now, after further evaluation of the uniform policy as part of a continued focus on player health and safety, the league has further expanded the policy to allow for teams to pursue another helmet design.

Teams going through a re-design process for the 2024 season have been offered a third helmet option, and it will be available for all teams for the 2025 season. The teams must inform the league office of their intent to utilize an alternate color helmet for the 2025 season by no later than May 1, 2024.

The second and third helmets, also known as "alternate color helmets," can only be worn with one of the club's authorized optional uniforms (classic, alternate and/or color rush). In addition, if either alternate color helmet is paired with a classic uniform, the helmet colors and designs must be historically compatible.

All use of alternate color helmets will also be subject to the following requirements:

* Clubs must obtain an entire new set of alternate color helmets for all players
* Alternate color helmets must be the same make, model, and size as the applicable player's primary helmet
* Alternate color helmets must be made available to all players at the start of training camp and should be fit at the same time as the primary helmet
* Alternate color helmets must be worn in practice at a minimum during the week leading up to the game in which they will be used.

These conditions were put in place to maintain player health and safety, ensuring that the alternate color helmets fit properly and players have had enough time to practice with them on before wearing them during game action.

Thirteen teams wore alternate helmets in 2022, and more teams added alternate looks in the 2023 season.

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Now it's time to get that Polar Bear look happening!

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The first set is pretty cool. Don't like the classic Bear image on the white helmet, though. And I'm not quite sure why...
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Yes, please

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I'm ok with the all white and would welcome it as a replacement for the orange bullshit the keep trying to tell us is so awesome
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I'm down for all white but I don't want the Bear logo on the helmet. Give me wishbone C, damn you.
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Browns update their helmets.

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IotaNet wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:38 pm
Nay. The 'C' is cool.
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Heinz D. wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:59 am The first set is pretty cool. Don't like the classic Bear image on the white helmet, though. And I'm not quite sure why...
I feel the exact same way. Always thought Id like it on the helmet, but I dont.
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Just started a new thread for new uniform designs, but as part of the Texans' here's a look at their 3 new helmets:

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I’d like the Bears to bury the Orange helmets at sea, never to be seen again.
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wulfy wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:54 pm I’d like the Bears to bury the Orange helmets at sea, never to be seen again.
along with the orange jerseys and the idiot style folks on the Bears admin staff who think it is so cool for the Bears unis to look like the fucking Broncos
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IotaNet wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:59 pm Now it's time to get that Polar Bear look happening!

Looks like the Vikings beat us to it ...

Vikings unveil 'Winter Warrior' alternate uniform for 2024 season

The Minnesota Vikings unveiled "Winter Warrior" alternate uniforms on Thursday. The club called it the "coldest uniform in the league."

"This uniform celebrates Minnesota and Nordic Vikings," Vikings art manager Jackie Ramacher said in a statement. "Minnesotans are battle tested, resilient and tough. We are not only bonded by our harsh, cold winters, but we embrace them, so it's fitting that the Vikings wear the coldest uniforms in the NFL."

The all-white helmet includes a metallic gray stripe to emulate early Vikings battle helmets. Utilizing white, purple and metallic gray as the primary colors marks the first time the Vikings' uniforms have not incorporated gold into the scheme. Details include "icicle drip" numbers and a Nordic Knots pattern on the back neckline.

Continues here: https://www.nfl.com/news/vikings-unveil ... 024-season
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Heinz D. wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:59 am The first set is pretty cool. Don't like the classic Bear image on the white helmet, though. And I'm not quite sure why...
I like the C not the logo.
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Ravens reveal new alternate 'Purple Rising' helmet

For the first time in their nearly 30-year history, the Baltimore Ravens will wear a purple helmet.

Baltimore revealed its alternate "Purple Rising" helmet on Tuesday, becoming the latest NFL team to add a second option to their uniform closet thanks to the league's relaxation of headgear-related uniform rules.
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The new helmet deserved a new logo on each side, for which Baltimore selected its secondary mark, the forward-facing Raven logo. The logic was simple: If you're going to introduce an alternate helmet, why not use it to bring a less prominent logo to the forefront?

"The logo will probably be a popular topic of the helmet," Ravens senior VP of marketing Brad Downs said during an appearance on the team's "The Lounge Podcast." "While we don't use this logo a lot, the eyes are very iconic to the gameday experience. Our players run out for intros under the eyes. We felt like it was time to give this logo a little shine, if you will.

"Our fans love the shield. I know that will be one of the popular comments, 'Why not the shield?' But with the existing uniform, we've got the shield right on the sleeve. The shield's already prominently there. This one made a lot of sense to bring to the forefront on the helmet."
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"We pay attention to all of that feedback from the fans, to really try to land on something they're going to love," Downs said. "I've been waiting for this day for a long time. We know our fans have clamored for it. They just like new stuff. But our uniforms have a nice traditional feel and we've had a lot success in them. We don't want to be that team that changes all the time. We like the tradition that we've built.

"We've thought about this for years. I think I had at least 14 options of helmets, and that doesn't even include swapping decals, locals, stripes. We narrowed it down to two, and this is the direction that we went."
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Full article: https://www.nfl.com/news/ravens-reveal- ... ing-helmet
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Man I love it. I love most of these TBH...
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