Earlier this offseason, the Falcons announced the return of the red helmets that so many fans have been clamoring for since they last appeared in 2012. The league sent out a memo last year that clubs would be able to add a second helmet option starting in 2022. The team included a date in the announcement, which represents Atlanta’s Week 6 matchup with the 49ers in Mercedes-Benz Stadium
For most Falcons fans, this was great news. Everybody loves the red helmets that Tommy Nobis and the ’60s Falcons dawned. However, there were a few complaints that I saw on social media. The primary being that the Falcons would only sport the helmets once; well, it seems Falcons fans got their wish.
Brett Jewkes, the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of AMB Group, told Kevin Knight and Evan Birchfield of The Falcoholic that fans would see the red helmets more than once in 2022.
“I think a lot of people interpreted the debut as the total,” Jewkes said via the Falcoholic Podcast. “Just remember this: red helmets are like potato chips.”
One of those other games could be Week 10 against the Panthers, which represents the Falcons’ only primetime game of the 2022 season on Thursday Night Football. Carolina joins the growing list of organizations to wear an alternate helmet as they announced Tuesday it’ll wear a new black helmet to go along with an all-black color rush.
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