A uniform change desired by pockets of football fans for years is coming.
Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reported Thursday that the NFL has approved teams to have alternate helmets beginning with the 2022 season. Franchises must inform the league of their intentions to wear different helmets by July 31, 2021, and it's hoped teams will announce which helmets they've chosen at some point this summer:
Per Kevin Patra of the NFL's website, the league previously allowed only one set of helmets per team because it was feared shifting between differing headgear could be unsafe. However, teams will be required to have alternate helmets for every player on the roster and also ensure all the helmets are the same make, model and size as the primary helmets. Players will be fitted for both primary and alternate helmets early into training-camp sessions.
It's not known if teams will start selling alternate helmets to fans.