Russell Wilson wants the Seattle Seahawks to go retro and bring back an iteration of their classic uniforms, even if such a change won’t be possible until at least the 2021 NFL season.
The superstar Seahawks signal-caller took to Twitter on Wednesday night to state his case, which he made much more compelling by sharing a Photoshop of himself donning the team’s uniform from yesteryear.
The Seahawks gear in which Wilson depicted himself in the tweet appears to be from the organization’s 1980s/1990s-era uniforms, as laid out by UniWatch. The team made the big switch to its modern-looking unis beginning in 2002.
While Wilson’s social media dispatch had Seahawks fans clamoring for a return to the team’s storied uniform past, such a move will not come this coming season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently expressed an interest in the organization’s iconic Creamsicle throwbacks amid a broader discussion about the team’s upcoming new jersey unveiling. Arians hinted that it would have to wait until 2021 due to the NFL’s current one-helmet rule for its teams.
The league subsequently issued a statement that there are no changes planned to the aforementioned rule, but “no decisions have been made” regarding a possible easing of the rule in 2021.
With that in mind, Wilson’s desire to rock the old-school Seahawks uniforms will have to wait. That doesn’t mean it’s not a novel concept, however. What’s more, it’s something every NFL team should consider if the league clears the way for throwback helmets.
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