The Eagles hired Chip Kelly to be their head coach last year and he could be coaching players in kelly green uniforms at some time in the future.
Eagles president Don Smolenski was a guest on WIP Radio in Philadelphia on Wednesday and said that the team has talked to the NFL about a return to the look they sported until 1996, when they switched to their current look.
“We have talked about it and there are some rules with the NFL that provides some restrictions that we’re trying to work through, but that’s going to take some time,” Smolenski said. “It’s there, and it’s something that we do talk about, but until some things change at the NFL level it’s going to provide restrictions for us. It is being talked about it, yes.”
Smolenski didn’t outline the specific restrictions, although they may have to do with a waiting period for major uniform alterations. If that’s the case, there shouldn’t be much stopping the Eagles from making the move if they decide that a return to the look that Chuck Bednarik, Wilbert Montgomery, Reggie White and others sported when they played in Philly.