It’s been a long road for both the Eagles and the City of Brotherly Love when it comes to bringing back the iconic Kelly Green uniform, but it’s one that has finally reached its end.
Team owner, Jeffrey Lurie, met with reporters at the NFL owner’s meetings today and item #1 on the agenda was bringing back the beloved combination.
Jeffrey Lurie has been pounding the table to bring it back for several years now. The issue was that the NFL previously only allowed one helmet per player for safety reasons, and the team’s owner didn’t want to see midnight green helmets with kelly green jerseys.
The jersey and helmet combo will be back in action for the 2023 season. In the meantime, Eagles fans will be given a fancy new black helmet to go with the black alternate jerseys. FINALLY, A COLOR RUSH TO BE PROUD OF!
The last time we saw the Kelly Green look in action was during a 2010 game against the Packers. Michael Vick was dropped into the game after a Kevin Kolb injury to bring the Eagles to the edge of impressive comeback victory, only to fall short.
During the long wait after it was announced that the combination would finally be legal once again, we saw many jersey edits of Jalen Hurts donning the rich green colors and classic winged helmet.
Those jersey edits will now become a reality and the jerseys are bound to be hot sellers for new and old fans alike. Let’s just hope the blue and yellow jerseys worn to celebrate the team’s 75th anniversary back in 2007 don’t make a comeback!
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