The wait is over, Falcons fans! By popular demand, the team has officially announced the return of the red helmets.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) June 2, 2022
The date represents Atlanta’s Week 6 matchup as they host the 49ers in Mercedes-Benz Stadium; however, since a 2013 rule change prevented teams from using more than one style of helmet, fans have been clamoring for the return of the retrofits. And now they’re getting their wish: in a memo sent out to NFL teams, the league stated that clubs could add a second helmet option starting in 2022. The Falcons and their fans haven’t seen the red helmets since that 2013 ruling, but due to the unrest of the Falcons faithful, they’re back.