Kelly Green or Midnight Green?
As NFL teams continue to roll out updated and sometimes just flat out new uniforms, the Eagles have remained on the sidelines. Social media, however, absolutely loves to create [impressive] edits putting Eagles players into their old kelly green uniforms.
.@JalenHurts rocking No. 2 in Philly’s kelly green unis.
Too clean. pic.twitter.com/ArNcGwVAS1
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) May 14, 2020
While I certainly don’t mind the kelly green – is this what Eagles fans really want to go back to? I for one, do not.
The Eagles and Jeffrey Lurie have been adamant about bringing back their kelly green jerseys for for the past 6-7 years now. The current NFL rules, however, are preventing them from doing so. Each year, it’s the same update, stating that they are pushing back any uniform rule changes.
After the original change to midnight green happened in 1996, the Birds most recently wore a kelly green throwback in 2010, in a Week 1 showdown against the Packers. Kevin Kolb started the game, then got hurt, and Michael Vick nearly brought the Eagles back for a win.
The uniforms looked cool, but there’s a disconnect for me looking at this picture. This isn’t the Eagles team that has defined the franchise for the last 20+ years.
Since making the change to the midnight green jerseys, the Eagles have taken the reigns of the NFC East. They have 9 NFC East Championships, 2 trips to the Super Bowl, and one Super Bowl ring. That’s the Eagles team I know.
The Eagles became the best team in the NFC East rocking the midnight green. As I’m sure many fans agree, we will NEVER forget the Super Bowl victory and Eagles parade. The current uniforms have defined football in Philadelphia over the past two decades.
If anything, bring back the all midnight green uniforms they wore in 2002.
In summary – I don’t want to bring back the kelly green uniforms. If we did would I be mad? No of course not. They could wear bright pink uniforms for all I care as long as they are winning Super Bowls.