Things have been pretty quiet on the Eagles front the past few weeks aside from the Nick Foles' franchise tag watch. Heck, even their home stadium has turned its turf to the hockey world this week as the Flyers are set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins outside in South Philadelphia this weekend.
So it seems as good a time as any to talk about the Birds bringing back their kelly green uniforms.
Their star wide receiver would love it.
Alshon Jeffery sparked this discussion last night when he tweeted at former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski about those sweet old-timey green uniforms.
"Can we bring these uniforms back
@Eagles...," Jeffery tweeted.
Philly fans have been saying the same thing for years. Obviously, there are obstacles. But the Eagles have said in the past year that they've been working on those hurdles.
Team owner Jeffrey Lurie spoke about the second helmet issue at the owners' meetings last March.
“What we’re hoping to have happen ... the whole key is we want a kelly green helmet to go with the kelly green jersey. We’re trying to get the league to allow a second helmet. That’s where it’s at. They very much know we want this and we want it badly. We’re waiting," Lurie said.
Here's what the NFL told us back in March:
Competition committee chairman Rich McKay told NBC Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon that the opposition to the possible rule change is a safety issue, not one of cost. Basically, the older rule is in place because they wanted each player fitted correctly for one helmet per season. McKay seemed optimistic the rule might eventually change.
There was no change in the rules for the 2018 season.
And while the Eagles have publicly stated their desire to bring back the kelly green unis, there have been rumors inside the Eagles' locker room that Lurie actually can't stand the kelly green uniforms, that he associates them with the old regime's philosophy before he took over the franchise.
So, maybe you'll see kelly green on Jeffery someday. Or maybe you won't.
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