The Return of Red pic.twitter.com/qN8yWWeWm0
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) July 20, 2023
In still more NFL throwback news, the Falcons today announced that they’ll be wearing their red retro helmet for three Sunday-afternoon home games this season, as follows:
- Sept. 17, against the Packers.
- Oct. 15, against the Commanders.
- Nov. 26, against the Saints.
The Falcons introduced the red-helmeted throwbacks last season (prior to that, they had worn the same throwback jersey and pants with black helmets) and wore them for two 2022 games. The bump up from two retro games to three corresponds with the team also opting not to wear its unpopular gradient uniform this season, so they’ve essentially swapped a gradient game for a throwback game — a huge upgrade.