As you may or may not have heard, before the start of the 2021 season, the NFL dropped its one-shell rule, which means league teams are now allowed to wear alternate-color helmets for the first time in a decade. .
This decision, together 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.
After the 2020 season, the Lions team president stem wood talked to reporters and he acknowledged that he had “thought” about possible updates to the uniform.
It’s been four years since the Lions updated their uniforms, and another change could come next year. The NFL requires a five-year wait before teams change uniforms, and while Wood said he’s “thought” about potential changes, “I haven’t really gotten into the design phase yet.
“It’s definitely something that once the window opens, we’ll probably take a step back and look at the current roster we have and the changes we plan to make,” he said. “Are we continuing with the color rush etc? It’s on my mind, but nothing official.
So, let’s say the Lions make a change and add a new uniform to the mix. What would be the perfect uniform?
Well, I suggest the Lions go all-in and go all the way back to the late 1920s when they were known as Portsmouth Spartans.
Some Lions fans know that the Lions started out as Portsmouth Spartans but have no idea what their uniforms look like or even their purple and gold team colors.
If the Lions 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 display their logo, here’s a potential helmet they could wear with the purple and gold uniforms.
Nation, what do you think?