Since the mid-1990s, the Philadelphia Eagles have worn midnight green uniforms, a more modern take on the color scheme and style of the kelly green jerseys from the team's past.
But now, it appears there is momentum to bring the kelly greens back. On Wednesday morning, Eagles president Don Smolenski talked about the possibility of a kelly green rebirth on the Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team show, via CBS Philly:
We have talked about it and there are some rules with the NFL that provides some restrictions that we’re trying to work through, but that’s going to take some time. It’s there, and it’s something that we do talk about, but until some things change at the NFL level it’s going to provide restrictions for us. It is being talked about it, yes.
You can hear the interview here.
It's a tricky situation, however, which Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News expounded upon:
Turns out, the Eagles might like for us to see it, but the league has put in a rule that says you have to wear the same helmet, regardless of what you do with the rest of the uniform. So right now, if the Eagles dressed in kelly green, they'd have to do so with midnight green helmets, which would look silly.
The rule has to do with concussion protection, making sure the fit is right and helmets are thoroughly vetted in practice and so on before they're worn in games. Of course, it would be possible to do this with any color helmet, but right now, that's the rule. So it would have to be changed for kelly green to happen, Eagles sources say.
The Eagles last wore the kelly green throwbacks in 2010.