Eagles might not bring back Kelly Green until 2023 due to “supply chain” issues
Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that their creamsicle throwbacks would be returning to the field in 2023. The NFL allowed for the return of an alternate helmet starting in 2022, but the global market could be slowing things down.
Tampa said they pushed the release back a season due to the supply chain, something that the Seattle Seahawks also said about their throwbacks earlier this season.
The Eagles will certainly have a fourth uniform with their second helmet. There’s too much money to be made off jersey sales of whatever look they release. Most hope that it’s Kelly Green, which it likely could be based on Jeffrey Lurie’s push for this change purely to bring back the look.
I’m not buying into the supply chain excuse by these teams, though. The NFL had teams submit their claims for new uniforms last summer, and rumors have already circulated about helmets already being produced. Teams won’t pull out at the last second due to unavailable quantity to fans.
Look at Nike and their NBA City Uniforms this season. It took months for jerseys to hit the shelves, and fans were just okay with it. The Bengals, Rams, and any other team who introduced a new uniform during the height of the pandemic and supply chain issues made out just fine.
There will be a new uniform for the Eagles either this season or next, just like every other NFL team. Any reveal will likely come following the NFL Draft and before camp in August, so don’t expect anything soon.
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