Most NFL teams have a throwback uniform as one of their alternates, but the Seattle Seahawks do not. The reason for that has nothing to do with the tops and pants but rather the helmet.
You see, the league instituted a rule in 2013 that forbade teams from having multiple helmets, citing safety reasons. The original AFC era Seahawks had a silver helmet, whereas the current Seahawks have the navy blue.
According to the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, the NFL intends to address this policy and if the rule is tweaked to allow multiple helmets in a season, then we’re in business for a throwback uni.
The NFL is expected to address the one-helmet rule this offseason.If they approve use of more than one helmet, then Seahawks will wear throwback uniforms. The 1-helmet rule has been the issue all along.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 26, 2021
We might also see the Creamsicle uniforms back for the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they too had a different helmet color back then compared to present day.
Seattle’s alternates of choice since their most recent uniform re-design in 2012 have been the wolf greys on the road and the Action Green unis that usually feature in primetime home games.
Who wouldn’t want a little trip down memory lane with classic Seahawks colors whether at home or away? I just hope that Seattle doesn’t make any offseason moves that could throw the franchise back to some undesired years, if you know what I mean.