Opinion: If NFL helmet rule change does come into effect, bring back these 10 throwback looks

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The NFL has opened the door to changing its rule that prohibits teams from wearing different helmet colors.

“There are ongoing discussions for a potential change for the 2021 season, but no decisions have been made,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN.

The current rule went into place in 2013 in an effort to maximize player health and safety, with the league saying “teams may continue to wear throwback uniforms under league guidelines, but players must wear their regular helmets. The outside of the helmet can be modified by removing or replacing decals, as long as it does not affect the integrity of the helmet.”

For uniform aficionados, this was an unwelcome development.

Should the NFL reverse course, here are 10 teams that should wear throwback uniforms featuring different colored helmets.

10. New York Jets – 1980s-era uniforms

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