NFL approves use of alternate helmet starting in 2022

This would allow the Bills to bring back their red helmets from the 1990s

Jersey numbers are not the only uniform changes happening in the National Football League.

According to a memo sent to teams on Thursday afternoon, the league will allow for alternative helmets to be used starting in the 2022 season.

This opens the door for teams to use a second helmet with their alternate, color rush or throwback uniforms. Among some of the notable secondary helmets includes "Pat Patriot," "Bucco Bruce" and the "Kelly Green Eagles" helmets.

The NFL had previously prohibited the use of alternate helmets, citing player safety as the reason, as teams wanted every player to have one helmet to fit properly and not alter it during the season.

The new policy will require teams to have a new set of alternate helmets for every player on the roster that will match the make, model and size as the player’s primary helmet.

Players will be required to get fitted for both the primary and alternate helmets in training camp.

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