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10 NFL teams are getting new uniforms and helmets for the 2022 season Here is what we know and what is still rumored

10 NFL teams are getting new uniforms and helmets for the 2022 season — Here is what we know and what is still rumored
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  • Several NFL teams are getting new uniforms and helmets for the 2023 season, while others are changing current sets.
  • The NFL dropped its one-helmet rule last year, prompting many teams to add an alternate helmet, with more sure to come.

We are still more than three months from the new NFL season but we already know that some teams are going to look a bit different.

So far, it appears that at least 10 teams will either get new uniforms, bring back fan-favorite alternates, or introduce a new helmet.

Below we have collected the changes that have already been confirmed and a few rumors that are still being floated by strong sources.

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

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

The team made the announcement earlier this offseason.

Silver is a new accent color.

Silver is a new accent color.
Arizona Cardinals

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

The Cardinals had already added a black alternate helmet last season.

The Cardinals had already added a black alternate helmet last season.
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When the NFL lifted their one-helmet rule, the Cardinals were one of several teams that added a black alternate helmet in 2022.

The Carolina Panthers are expected to introduce new uniforms.

The Carolina Panthers are expected to introduce new uniforms.
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It is not clear how much different the Panthers' uniforms will be. One source for SportsLogos.net said the team will remove the silver. Another said that was not the case.

The one thing that does seem to be confirmed is that the blue will be a little darker.

"This is not a redesign, this is a color correction to bring our uniforms more in line with our true color," the Panthers told SportsLogos.net. "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."

If the Panthers do lose the silver, they would look more like Charlotte FC.

If the Panthers do lose the silver, they would look more like Charlotte FC.
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Both teams play in the same stadium and have the same owner, David Tepper.

The Panthers were another team that introduced an alternate black helmet last season.

The Panthers were another team that introduced an alternate black helmet last season.
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The Detroit Lions will have a new alternate helmet this season.

The Detroit Lions will have a new alternate helmet this season.
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According to Rod Wood of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions will introduce an alternate helmet this season to be worn with their grey alternate uniform.

The Lions will get new uniforms in 2024.

The Lions will get new uniforms in 2024.
Jared Goff.      AP Photo/Stacy Bengs

Wood also reported that the Lions will have new uniforms, but they won't be introduced until 2024. He noted that redesigning uniforms is a two-year process, something we have seen with other teams.

There are no details yet, but we know they will not change their colors.

"We're not going to the Portsmouth colors," Wood wrote. "It'll still be within the blues and the greys. I think it's too early to say exactly, but I would describe it at least initially as probably being more change than the last time we did it, 'cause I think those were more subtle changes."

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

A lot of fans think the Chargers have been hinting at the return of their navy blue helmet for this season.

According to Bolt Beat, there have been several not-so-subtle nods to adding a second helmet this season. 

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

The Tennessee Titans will wear Houston Oiler throwback uniforms for one game this season.
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This was first reported by Jim Wyatt of TennesseeTitans.com (via Uni-Watch.com) with speculation that they could be worn against the new Houston team, the Texans.

"As for the Oilers throwbacks, nothing has changed from what I've said previously," Wyatt wrote. "The plan is to wear them for a home game in 2023. The exact game is still TBD, but I've already said I suspect it will be for the game vs 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 they will bring back their Kelly green uniforms as an alternate this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they will bring back their Kelly green uniforms as an alternate this season.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also announced they will be bringing back the popular "Bucco Bruce" and their creamsicle uniforms.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also announced they will be bringing back the popular "Bucco Bruce" and their creamsicle uniforms.
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The same for the Seattle Seahawks as they said last year that their old uniforms will make an appearance this season.

The same for the Seattle Seahawks as they said last year that their old uniforms will make an appearance this season.
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The Browns, Broncos, and Colts also appear set to introduce alternate or throwback helmets this season.

The Browns, Broncos, and Colts also appear set to introduce alternate or throwback helmets this season.
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Andrew Lind of SportsLogos.net also reported that we will see at least three other alternate or throwback helmets this season for the Browns, Broncos, and Colts, although we don't know what they will look like.

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

Like the Lions, the Texans have new uniforms coming, but not yet.

Like the Lions, the Texans have new uniforms coming, but not yet.
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The Texans are working on getting 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 above with the Lions and with other teams in recent years. So it is unclear if we can expect the new uni-set in 2024 or 2025.

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