As you have may or may not have heard, prior to the start of the 2021 season, the NFL scrapped their one-shell rule, which means teams around the league are now allowed to wear alternate-color helmets for the first time in a decade.
That decision, along with the fact that the Detroit Lions are eligible for a uniform change in 2022, provides an opportunity for what would be the perfect idea for an alternate uniform.
Following the 2020 season, Lions team president Rod Wood spoke to reporters and he acknowledged that he had “given some thought” to potential uniform updates.
It’s been four years since the Lions updated their uniforms, and another change could be coming next year. The NFL requires a five-year wait before teams change uniforms, and while Wood said he has “given some thought” to potential changes, “I haven’t really gone into the design phase yet.”
“That certainly is something that once the window opens up, we’ll probably take a step back and look at the current roster that we have and changes we plan to make,” he said. “Do we continue with the color rush, etc? It’s on my mind, but nothing official.”
So, let’s say the Lions do make a change and add a new uniform to the mix. What would be the perfect uniform be?
Well, I propose the Lions go all-in and throw it WAY back to the late 1920s when they were known as the Portsmouth Spartans.
Some Lions fans know that the Lions started off as the Portsmouth Spartans but have no idea what their uniforms looked like or even what their team colors were purple and gold.
If the Lions do decide to add an alternate uniform at some point in the near future, it would be fun for them to wear the uniform shown in the photo below.
In case the NFL requires the Lions to have their logo shown, here is a potential helmet they could wear with the purple and gold uniforms.
Nation, what do you think of these?