The National Football League is letting their hair down and unbuttoning their top collar, the league is relaxing their super strict uniform policy.
Well, one part of it anyways.
For several years now NFL uniform rules have forced teams to do a few things they otherwise wouldn’t: using only one helmet shell per season (effectively killing throwback options for teams such as the Buccaneers and Patriots); mandating that all uniform and logo designs be used for a minimum of five seasons (hence the long, painful, drawn-out St Louis/Los Angeles Rams change); and limiting alternate/throwback uniforms to be worn a maximum of two games per season.
Those party animals at the NFL are now allowing alternate uniforms to be worn *three* times.
According to Albert Breer’s MMQB at Sports Illustrated:
“The NFL is relaxing its policy so that teams will now be able to wear their alternates/throwbacks or “Color Rush” jerseys on three occasions during the season. It used to be that teams could only wear the former twice, but this gives teams the option to wear them three times. The upshot? The Rams will probably wear the blue-and-yellow throwbacks three times, and should be able to avoid wearing the mismatched blue-and-gold jerseys with the white-horned helmets.”