The New England Patriots looked like their old selves after clinching a playoff berth last season.
The team finished the regular season with a 10-7 record thanks to the steady play of then-rookie quarterback Mac Jones.
Their defense was also commendable, particularly Christian Barmore, Matthew Judon, and J.C. Jackson.
But as they chase another postseason appearance, the team is injecting a dose of nostalgia to their campaign.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 22, 2022
The NFL on ESPN Twitter account revealed that the Patriots will be bringing back their red throwback jerseys in 2022.
The entire uniform is comprised of a red jersey with white and blue stripes, white pants, and a white helmet with the iconic Pat Patriot logo.
It was one of their regular uniforms from 1960 to 1993 until they switched things up.
During that time frame, the Patriots made six playoff appearances, including a stint in Super Bowl XX which they lost to the Chicago Bears.
The Patriots also made a Back to the Future-themed announcement about the return of these uniforms through their official Twitter account.
The Rule Change That Paved The Way For This Uniform’s Return
With the NFL scrapping the one-helmet rule in June 2021, more teams have been re-introducing throwback uniforms.
The white helmet didn’t look good with the current Patriots uniform.
Therefore, the entire alternate kit was scrapped.
But with that rule gone, football fans will see more of the uniforms from years past.
There’s nothing like good old nostalgia to retain existing fans and attract new ones.