NFL to allow teams to wear alternates three times

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“Color Rush” as a gimmick might be dead, but that doesn’t mean the uniforms are going away.

In fact, they might become more prevalent in some precincts.

According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the NFL has decided to allow teams to wear their color rush jerseys or alternate/throwback jerseys three times per season.

The old rules allowed throwbacks twice and color rush once, and in some places that was two or three too many. The league has ditched the requirement that teams wear them for Thursday night games, and teams may now wear the alternate uniform(s) of their choice up to three times, total.

But it’s also a marketing opportunity for teams which actually like the monochromatic look, or have alternates that people actually like (like the Rams).

32 responses to “NFL to allow teams to wear alternates three times

  1. Ok now all they have to do is allow teams to wear alternate helmets. Theres no point in allowing a team to wear a throwback if they have to still wear their current helmets with it.

  2. bird2urmother says:

    July 2, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Ok now all they have to do is allow teams to wear alternate helmets. Theres no point in allowing a team to wear a throwback if they have to still wear their current helmets with it.
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    Raiders can do it.

  3. Have fun with the damn uniforms, yeesh. Oregon hits you with something fresh like every week in NCAA, and now all these other teams are following suit, and by and large, they look dope. (I’ve been through like five popularity-pendulum swings of “dope” in my lifetime, not sure if it’s in or out right now, but I’m sticking by it) Pro teams could come out with some sick variations in a lot of cases. I appreciate the “classic” uniforms like Dallas, Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and Chicago have stuck with since the invention of the wheel, but once in a while it’d be cool to come out with something different. Jerseys, helmets, the whole deal. Bears fans, wouldn’t you like it if your boys ran out on some odd Sunday with the blue helmets, but instead of the “C” design from the early 19th century, there was an actual bear logo on the helmet, or better yet, orange and white would be incorporated as bearclaw scratchmarks on the sides? I mean, maybe you hate that idea and have a better one, but bottom line, llighten up and have a beer, this is entertainment.

  4. Too bad the NFL doesn’t spend more time on eliminating or clarifying silly penalties. But if fans completely understood the rules they would have no way to justify giving calls or plays to the patriots.

  5. Allow teams to change helmets again. The current helmet rule is silly. The Bucs and Pats for example can’t wear throwbacks due to the current “can’t change helmet rule.

  6. Dolphins (Marino era), Chargers (powder blue), Bills (standing buffalo), Pats (hiking patriot), Rams (Faulk, Warner era) throwbacks and Lions (all silver) color rush are the only ones worth keeping.

  7. Silly question, if people like any of the throwbacks better, why don’t they make those the uniforms? I love some of the throwbacks. But honestly didn’t like a thing about the color rush. Looked like players on a foosball table.

  8. if only the braowns could bring back the throwbacks they wore in that ass-whipping of the giants in 2008. those were sick. go go back to your old uniforms already. these new ones reek of loseritis.

    stupid clowns owner jimmy haslam should be in federal prison for ripping off the browns fans.

  9. The Steelers have about the worst looking throwbacks ever and their color rush is near the bottom too. On the other hand their current regular uniform is one of the sharper ones around the lesgue. So they are better off not being forced to do anything other than the norm.

  10. All about money. The more alternates you have the more you can sell.

    I’m glad Green Bay does it only when forced to. Glad color rush is gone. Green Bay sells enough of their regular jerseys to not have to come up with gimmicks to sell more.

    There will something new on the Packers jerseys this season. A 100 Seasons patch will be on the Packers jerseys for 2018-19.

  11. Problem is with some of the new helmets the “throwback” versions would not match.

    And teams are not going to spend the money on creating throwback helmets that match.

    And since that is a safety compliance issue it is not going to happen.

    Which bums me out because I really prefer the Vikings 80s style uniforms and helmet.

  12. tedmurph says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:15 am
    Pats throwbacks are the best unis of all time. Chargers are 2nd

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    And yet, you haven’t figured out why the league bans the Pats from wearing them, huh?

    Jealousy is a very ugly thing. A few years back, they literally created a rule, yet again to target the Pats:

    Any team that has to change helmets to capture their throwbacks, are not allowed to wear a 3rd uniform.

    I am not kidding. This is an actual rule and since NE leaked their helmets/logo in 1993, this leads one to believe this is specifically targeting NE.

    Otherwise, why did they create this stupid rule?

  13. 2ruefan says:
    July 2, 2018 at 10:55 am
    Problem is with some of the new helmets the “throwback” versions would not match.

    And teams are not going to spend the money on creating throwback helmets that match.

    And since that is a safety compliance issue it is not going to happen.

    Which bums me out because I really prefer the Vikings 80s style uniforms and helmet.

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    But, since the Vikes logo has never changed, nothing is stopping them from wearing them.

    Ge it? This is why Miami, Oakland, etc, in recent years, wear throwbacks but a team like the Pats cannot.

    Just chalk up one more jealousy-induced rule targeting the Pats in the Goodell Cheats Era.

  14. baldbuc says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Allow teams to change helmets again. The current helmet rule is silly. The Bucs and Pats for example can’t wear throwbacks due to the current “can’t change helmet rule.

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    I am pretty sure the PAts are undefeated in the throwbacks, which created the stupid, petty rule a few years back.

    The jealousy and childish agendas against the Pats, simply know no bounds. And, your team is a trickle down victim of Goodell’s pathetic leadership.

    Nice, huh?

  15. Hmm…No one can explain why the rule was changed/added with regards to wearing throwbacks.

    LMAO

    Just a bunch of Millennials downvoting the facts, as per usual.

    Ratings continue to tumble…

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 11:11 am
    baldbuc says:
    July 2, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Allow teams to change helmets again. The current helmet rule is silly. The Bucs and Pats for example can’t wear throwbacks due to the current “can’t change helmet rule.

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    I am pretty sure the PAts are undefeated in the throwbacks, which created the stupid, petty rule a few years back

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    Yea they were also undefeated in the super bowl when wearing their road white jerseys. How’d that work out for you? Lol what a bunch of lames. Relying on good luck jerseys.

  17. Wild conspiracy theories are not facts. NFL ratings being down is another red herring. TV ratings are down across the board because the way people watch TV has changed and the way ratings are tabulated is obsolete. Like tinfoilpk6

  18. ***Raiders can do it***
    Actually no, the helmet stayed silver but the logo changed. Same with Miami, white helmet, new logo. And not for the better.

  19. Many Pats fans miss the old unis, but when they switched to the ‘Flying Elvis’ sales went thru the roof.

  20. The Dolphins are slowly (so as not to upset Nike and Goodell) going back to the original Uniforms. They changed colors back to Aqua and Coral(dull orange). From Dark Teal and Bright Orange. This year they are outlining the numbers/lettering with the orange again. If only they could change logos back and black shoes and we would be happy. Fun fact: the Dolphins are 9-2 when wearing these. It might also be that these are only worn at Home games. I remember when the Fins, Bills, Jets and Pats had white base helmets. Even the Colts (old division AFCE) did. I read the Jets are changing their Unis next year to include Green helemts

  21. While there will be plenty of debate about the best throwback or color rush uni, I think everyone will agree the the ridiculous bumble bee jerseys worn by the Steelers are the worst by a long shot.

  22. Green Bay, Philly and pittsburghs jail bird uniforms are the worse I’ve ever seen. It’s obvious there was not color televisions when they were designed. Those should only be viewed on black and white televisions.
    Also, maybe the NFL should wear throwback leather helmet for a few weeks. Concussions would drop off to almost nothing.

  23. vikings1234 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    While there will be plenty of debate about the best throwback or color rush uni, I think everyone will agree the the ridiculous bumble bee jerseys worn by the Steelers are the worst by a long shot.
    I think those Pac man jerseys worn by the packers are worse.
    I also think ALL the color rush ones suck.

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