— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 26, 2023
While a slew of NFL teams are adding new throwbacks this season, there are some teams that have been turning back the clock all along, because their retro helmets didn’t conflict with the one-shell rule. One of those teams, the Dolphins, has just announced its throwback dates for 2023.
Miami will turn back the clock for these two home games:
- Oct. 29, against the Patriots. The Dolphins will wear white throwbacks for this one, so how great would it be if New England wore their red Pat Patriot throwbacks? Unfortunately, the Pats’ two scheduled throwback games do not include this date — although they do include a home game against Miami on Sept. 17, so Miami could wear their throwback whites for that game. Come on, people, it makes too much sense for it not to happen!
- Dec. 24, against the Cowboys. Miami will wear aqua, so this could basically be a visual rematch of Super Bowl VI (although that’s a game Miami fans would probably rather forget).
This will be the ninth consecutive season that the Dolphins have worn throwbacks for at least one game, and the third time in that span that they’ve worn white and aqua throwbacks in the same season (having previously done so in 2019, ’20, and ’21). Last year they wore only aqua throwbacks, and for only one game, so they’re definitely upping the retro ante for 2023.
This is the part where we all say, “They should make these the primaries!” Yes, they really should.