Packers can wear alternate helmets again in 2022

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The brown helmets that once accompanied the Green Bay Packers’ throwback uniforms can be worn again as soon as 2022.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL has approved alternate helmets for teams wearing an alternate uniform beginning in 2022.

The Packers wore brown helmets to replicate old-school leather football helmets with their 1929 throwbacks during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons. The NFL outlawed alternate helmets in 2013 for safety reasons, so the Packers just wore all gold helmets – or the team’s traditional helmet without stickers – with the throwbacks.

Now, the Packers can go back to the brown helmets or introduce a completely new look.

The throwback options are limited. The team has worn the traditional gold helmet since 1957. The “G” was added in 1961.

Team president Mark Murphy confirmed the team will soon introduce a new throwback uniform for the 2021 season. The alternate helmet rule doesn’t go into effect until 2022, however.

The new helmet rule can be used with an alternate uniform, throwback uniform or Color Rush uniform.

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