It’s no secret that several NFL teams will have new uniforms for the 2020 season. Unfortunately, the league hasn’t changed its one-helmet rule yet.
Since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be led by Tom Brady this fall, fans around the country want to see the team return to its creamsicle jerseys. However, it wouldn’t be complete without the return of the Bucco Bruce helmets.
Head coach Bruce Arians spoke about the Buccaneers potentially wearing new uniforms on The Dan Patrick Show, saying “I think once the helmet rule changes next year, we might have some creamsicles and throwbacks.”
Arians unintentionally hinted at when the league could ditch its current helmet rule, which limits players to one helmet per year. If this rule does change, teams could have alternate helmets to match the rest of their uniforms.
Mike Florio provided more information on this potential rule change on ProFootballTalk:
“There will be no change for the 2020 season,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “There are ongoing discussions for a potential change for the 2021 season, but no decisions have been made.”
As long as helmets meet certain safety protocols, the NFL should allow teams to use alternate ones.
Besides, it’d be nice to see teams bring back a few throwbacks for the 2021 season.
Do you think the NFL should change its one-helmet rule?