NFL teams are expected to launch alternate helmets and jerseys for the 2022 season.
While team safety is the league’s most important policy, helmets must fit snugly on players and meet all safety protocols to be approved.
In 2021, the league approved the return of alternate helmets, and fans nationwide are excited to see new designs and returning looks.
In 2013, the NFL dropped the rule allowing teams to wear more than one helmet for safety reasons.
In 2018, the expansion of alternative jerseys hit the world of football, giving alternative helmets a boost to come back.
Here is a running list of alternate helmets and jerseys for the 2022 season:
The Texans will debut an alternate “Battle Red” design this season.
The Texans will wear their new gear in their Week 9 game against the Eagles Thursday night football.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints will represent a black helmet adorned with the fleur-de-lis logo in gold for at least one game this season.
The exact game has yet to be revealed.
The Falcons will rock in their signature red helmets.
As part of their homecoming uniform, the Falcons will wear the helmets in their Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 16.
The red helmet was last worn in 2012.
In March, Eagles president and CEO Jeffrey Lurie announced the team would bring back the kelly green uniforms worn until 1996, but not until the 2023 season.
Lurie has announced the Eagles will be wearing black alternate helmets for select games in 2022 – but we haven’t seen any pictures of them yet. The black helmet debuted in 2003.
New England Patriots
The Patriots will bring back their “Pat Patriot” white helmets in 2022. They are also bringing back their red uniforms which were originally worn from 1960 to 1992.
Red made his first comeback for the 1994 and 2002 seasons before becoming a regular substitute from 2009 to 2013.