New uniforms, helmets for 11 teams

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  • Several NFL teams are getting new uniforms and helmets this season.
  • Among the changes are new uniforms for the Cards, a new Panthers blue and a new Lions helmet.
  • We’ll also see several popular throwback uniforms this season, including the Bucs’ old orange.

We’re still three months into the new NFL season, but we already know some teams are going to look different.

At least 11 teams will either get new uniforms, bring back fan-favorite throwbacks or introduce a new helmet or logo.

Below, we’ve rounded up the changes that have already been confirmed and a few rumors that are still floating around from strong sources.

The lions have got a new blue helmet.

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It includes a new blue color and an old logo.

The new helmet will only be worn with the Lions’ alternate gray uniforms.

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Lions will get new uniforms in 2024.

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According to the Detroit Free-PressThe Lions will have new uniforms, but they won’t be introduced until 2024. The Free Press noted that uniform redesigns are a two-year process, something we’ve seen with other teams.

There are no details yet, but we know they won’t be changing their colors.

“We’re not going to Portsmouth colours,” wrote Rod Wood. “It’s still going to be within the blues and the grays. I think it’s too early to say for sure, but at least initially I would describe it as probably more change than the last time we did it, because I think they were more subtle changes.”

The Portsmouth Spartans wore purple and gold before moving to Detroit and becoming the Lions.

The Arizona Cardinals have overhauled their uniforms with a simple look.

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The team made the announcement earlier this offseason.

Silver is a new accent color.

Arizona Cardinals

It may not be obvious, but there is now a silver outline on the numbers. The decals on the helmets are also slightly larger.

The Cardinals already added a black alternate helmet last season.

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When the NFL repealed its one-helmet rule, the Cardinals were one of several teams to add a black alternate helmet in 2022.

The Carolina Panthers introduced some tweaks to their uniform.

The most significant difference is that the blue is slightly darker. Nike could not produce the correct version of “process blue” until now.

“This is not a redesign, it is a color correction to bring our uniforms more in line with our true color,” the Panthers told “When Nike took us on in 2012, they chose the color in their color book that was closest to our blue. They now have a better color match.”

The other noticeable difference is the shape of the black shoulder stripes, which are now pointed and no longer go around the entire sleeve.

This is how the uniform has looked in recent years.

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Many fans believe the Chargers have hinted at the return of their navy blue helmet for this season.

According to Bolt Beatthere have been several not-so-subtle nods to adding an extra helmet this season.

The Tennessee Titans will wear Houston Oiler throwback uniforms for one game this season.

Warren Moon.
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This was first reported by Jim Wyatt of (via with speculation that they could be worn against the new Houston team, the Texans.

“Regarding the Oilers throwbacks, nothing has changed from what I’ve said in the past,” Wyatt wrote. “The plan is to wear them to a home game in 2023. The exact game is still TBD, but I’ve already said I suspect it will be to the game against the Texans. Wouldn’t that make the most sense?”

The Titans seemingly confirmed this with a recent video showing a helmet being dipped in oil and the announcement that they would be unveiled this summer.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they will be bringing back their Kelly green uniforms as an alternate this season.

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The new jerseys have already been leaked. According to Uni-Watchthe new uniforms will be based on the kit worn during the Randall Cunningham era from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

The Seattle Seahawks are also bringing back their old uniforms for a Week 8 game against the Browns.

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The Browns, Broncos and Colts also look to introduce alternate or throwback helmets this season.

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Andrew Lind of also reported that we’ll see at least three other alternate or throwback helmets this season for the Browns, Broncos and Colts, though we don’t know what they’ll look like.

Paul Lucas of UniWatch also reported that he has heard of at least one more team with a throwback uniform this season, though he did not name the franchise.

Like the Lions, the Texans have new uniforms on the way – just not yet.

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The Texans are working to get approval from the NFL for new uniforms, according to Texas Sports Nation. Presumably this is an early part of the two-year process we saw with the Lions and with other teams in recent years, so it’s unclear whether we can expect the new uni kit in 2024 or 2025.

Finally, the Browns have a new dog logo.

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The logo is selected from a fan contest held by the team.

There are a lot of hidden details in the new logo, including the shape of Ohio, an outline of a local bridge, a guitar pick and a football.

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While the Browns don’t use a logo on their helmet, they did use their elf logo at midfield last year.

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Maybe we’ll see the dog logo on the pitch this season.

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