Patriots announce return of popular throwback uniforms in 2022

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After a decade-long absence, the Patriots are bringing back their throwback uniforms for the 2022 season.

The Patriots’ Hall of Fame announced on Twitter that the red throwback jerseys, which haven’t been worn since 2012, will be worn again in 2022.

There was no immediate word on whether the Patriots would also wear the white “Pat Patriot” helmet, but it seems like a good bet that they will. Part of the reason we’ve seen fewer throwbacks in recent years, both in New England and elsewhere, is that the league implemented a rule that teams could only use one helmet for an entire season. But for 2022, the league will again allow teams to use throwback helmets, as long as the throwback helmets are properly fitted for each players and meet all the same safety standards as the teams’ primary helmets.

Teams had to apply in advance this year to use throwback helmets in 2022. The NFL hasn’t said which teams have been granted permission to wear throwback helmets, but the Patriots, with one of the NFL’s most popular throwback helmets, would be a natural fit to wear them.

31 responses to “Patriots announce return of popular throwback uniforms in 2022

  1. This is WICKED GOOD to hear….. really miss the old RED/WHITE/BLUE uniforms with PAT THE PATRIOT on the side of the helmet….. seeing the OLD COLORS & HELMET being worn again is exciting news….. one of the BEST throwbacks in the entire NFL from days gone past…. I hope there are many more teams doing the same!!!
    My guess is Mr. Kraft, being a life long fan & owner was all over this opportunity!!!
    WAY TO GO PATRIOTS !!!!

  2. Wonderful.

    Now give them a silver or white pants option for the current set and we’ll be all set.

  3. I don’t really care what unis the teams wear as long as they aren’t the awful color rush ones or the Steelers bumblebee throwbacks which are simply godawful

  4. The Patriots should be wearing the old school red uniforms and the Pat the Patriot helmets full time. They look much better than the Elvis helmets and blue uniforms.

  5. nobull says:
    December 4, 2021 at 10:31 am
    Their current all Blue uniforms are horrible. Almost anything would be better.
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    ALMOST anything, yes. Thank goodness for the Seahawks and Jaguars; you just can’t get any worse than either of those!

  6. What a glorious day and announcement. Goodell has been blocking these for a decade due to jealousy.

    Anything about NE that people like, that scumbag blocks.

  7. They should do it permanently the ones they wear now are ugly they look like the usfl or something!

  8. My high school in California were the Patriots. We had the same logo and uniforms as the Boston Patriots, as they were then called.

  9. BB playing chess while everyone else plays 52 card pickup. Will be the first team to confuse the opponent with a different color helmet.

  10. Those are great uniforms – amazing the way the red popped on television. Of course, those were Russell uniforms. I fear that Nike will mess them up like they did the Chargers. The Nike powder blue is not the soft powder blue of yesteryear, it’s a deeper shade, not nearly as cool.

  11. I can’t wait to see all the old helmets come back! It reminds me of going to the supermarket when I was a kid and getting the miniature plastic replicas out of a gumball machine!

  12. These were the uniforms they wore in the legendary snow game blowout of the Titans, so the bad luck is mostly for the other team.

  13. one of the things fans REALLY wanted to see…nice to see they finally listened….hope Pat Patriot plays Buccaneers Bruce in week one!!!

  14. cromagarmy76 says:
    December 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm
    I can’t wait to see all the old helmets come back! It reminds me of going to the supermarket when I was a kid and getting the miniature plastic replicas out of a gumball machine!

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    I still have a box full of those. I got a full set after about 5 million tries. It seems they left a few teams out on purpose so kids would clean their mom’s pocketbook change out trying to get them all.

    Our grade school store also sold them with a pencil sharpener glued inside of them in the early 80’s.

  15. I’m not even a Patriots fan and I love this. Those unis and helmets were awesome. I can picture John Hannah–the best offensive lineman of all time– in em right now.

  16. While some Patriots fans might not like these uniforms because they are associated with the losing era, they definitely look better than their current color rush jerseys. No other uniforms in football are as bright red and attractive as these.

  17. I guess the WFT won’t be participating in throwback. Of course they haven’t even been able to come up with a new one for 2 seasons so one never knows.

  18. BB playing chess while everyone else plays 52 card pickup. Will be the first team to confuse the opponent with a different color helmet.

    A little early for day drinking…even for a troll. The only one confused is touched in the head 6.

    Those are the Pats suck unis from their long history of mediocrity before Cheating Bill and Phony Tommy

  19. Good. The current ones are putrid. They went from having the league’s best unis to being outdressed by the Jets and Browns

  20. Patriots wore blue, the British wore red. NFL fans: “the Patriots should wear red!” Can’t make that up. I’ll give you the logo, but red is just wrong. Historically inaccurate and it’s when they were at their franchise worst. Why any Patriots fan wants to go back to the days of cheering for a 1 win squad is beyond me…

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