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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie spoke at the NFL’s annual meeting Tuesday and one thing he said surely stuck out to fans. Yes, Lurie hasn’t given up on reviving the Eagles’ fabled kelly green jerseys.
“We’re working on that hard, it’s a priority,” Lurie said. “I don’t know if it’ll get done for the 2019 season, but I have some hopes for the 2020 season.”
Fans, and Lurie, have clamored for the jersey’s return for years now, but the hold up seems to be in the NFL rulebook, which limits teams to just one helmet design per season.
Clearly, kelly green jerseys don’t go with modern midnight green helmets.
Lurie says he aims to have the NFL allow a second design for the 2020 season so the Eagles can use kelly green as an alternative look.
The Eagles last wore the jerseys during a throwback game in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the team’s 1960 championship.