The Eagles, who announced way back in March that they’d have a black alternate helmet this season, finally went ahead and unveiled the new lid today. As expected, it’s simply a black version of their standard green helmet. It will be worn with their miserable black alternate uniform for two or three games that will be announced at a later date. You can see additional photos of it here.
As black alternate helmets go, this one is particularly pointless, because the team’s dark-green helmets already look almost black when worn with the black uni, especially during night games:
The good news, such as it is, is that this helmet will be worn for only one season and will then be replaced by a Kelly green throwback helmet (and accompanying uniform) in 2023.
Eleven NFL teams so far have added a second helmet color for 2022. The other 10 are Falcons (red throwback), Patriots (white throwback), Saints (black alternate), Commanders (black alternate), Texans (red alternate), Panthers (black alternate), Giants (navy throwback), Cowboys (white throwback), Jets (black alternate), and Bengals (white alternate).