The NFL Will Allow Alternate Helmets For Throwbacks in 2022, Which Opens Some Doors for the Bears

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The NFL Will Allow Alternate Helmets For Throwbacks in 2022, Which Opens Some Doors for the Bears

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Getting league approval for anything in the NFL seems like the most tedious task known to man.

Simply put, there’s so much red tape, “T’s” that need to be crossed, and “I’s” that must be dotted to get even the most mundane asks pushed through. Which is why the league green-lighting what would otherwise be a blip on our radar regarding helmets for throwback uniforms is a big friggin’ deal:

This should open some doors for some fashion-forward throwback looks. Think of the Buccaneers creamsicle orange looks. Or the Eagles’ Kelly green fits. Denver going old school with orange tops and blue helmets with the big orange “D” and a Broncos logo in the middle would be dope. Same for the Patriots and their 1980s red jerseys with Pat the Patriot on the helmet. All in all, I’m digging the potential.

Yes, even for the Bears.

Because even though Chicago’s football team has stuck with its classic look for decades, this could open up a return to this look:

(Photo by George Gelatly/Getty Images)
(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

It’s been a while since the Bears were seen rocking the white-on-white look. And it’s been even longer since they’ve done so while wearing helmets with the white “C” on them. The Bears did bring back the white “C” helmet during their centennial celebration season. As an added bonus, they won that game against the Giants. Who am I to argue with a 1.000 winning percentage?

So … is there a throwback look you’d like to see the Bears bring back? I’m sure there is something I’m looking past right now…



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.