“This is what our fans wanted” – CBS Philly


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back the green Kelly jerseys.

Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie said on Tuesday that the jerseys will return starting in the 2023 season.

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“In 2018, the NFL allowed teams to offer an alternate jersey. We really wanted to go back to the classic Eagles green jersey, Kelly green, but we wanted to do it the right way,” Lurie said. “And the right way was to have a matching helmet and for whatever reasons there was, it wasn’t until June of last year in 2021 that the NFL allowed us to offer a second helmet.”

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Lurie says the alternate jerseys will also be similar to the Kelly greens the team wore in the 80s and 90s.

“That’s what our fans wanted, that’s what we wanted,” Lurie said. “And we’re going to be able to introduce that for this season and it’ll be, if you all remember the 90s and the 80s with Randall and Reggie and Jerome and Seth and Clyde and everybody, it’s going to be this uniform and it’s going to be as identical as possible to what existed.

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Lurie also said the Eagles will now wear black helmets to match their black alternate uniforms starting in the 2022 season.


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