Nov 25, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Detailed view of a throwback Denver Broncos helmet in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL to allow alternate helmets again in 2022

The NFL will allow teams to wear alternate helmets with their uniform combinations again, starting in the 2022 season.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted Thursday that “clubs must inform (the league) of their intent to use an alternate color helmet for the 2022 season by no later than July 31. This is not for ’21 season.”

The league previously had a rule in place since 2013 that teams could only use one helmet shell throughout the season, citing player safety regarding head injuries.

Several NFL franchises could take advantage of this rule in order to reassemble complete throwback uniforms, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and others.

Pro Football Talk reported that teams can use a second helmet design not only for a throwback uniform, but also for an alternate or Color Rush uniform combo.

–Field Level Media