Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie spoke at the NFL’s yearly meeting on Tuesday. However, one thing he said without a doubt stood out to fans. Yes, Lurie hasn’t abandoned restoring the Eagles’ legendary kelly green jerseys.
“We’re working on that hard, it’s a priority,” Lurie said. “I don’t know if it’ll get done for the 2019 season, but I have some hopes for the 2020 season.”
Lurie and fans have clamored for the return of the jersey throughout recent years. However, the hold up is by all accounts in the NFL rulebook. It limits groups to only one helmet design for each season.
It is quite clear that kelly green jerseys don’t along well with present-day midnight green helmets. Lurie says he plans to have the NFL permit a second design for the 2020 season so the Eagles can use kelly green as their other look.
The Eagles last wore the jerseys in 2010 amid a throwback game. It was to remember the 50th commemoration of the team’s 1960 title.
The “Midnight Green” uniform is supposed to be the primary uniform for 2020 and beyond. However, the “Kelly Green” substitute is considered to be a hit among fans. Regardless of whether the Eagles will use a previous design or make another alternate uniform is yet to be uncovered.