New England Patriots bringing back red throwback uniforms for 2022 season

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots on Wednesday announced plans to bring back their iconic red throwback uniforms for the 2022 NFL season.

The alternate uniform will be worn during select games during the upcoming season, the team said in a post on its official website.

In a tweet, the Patriots wrote, “This fall, the throwbacks are making a comeback.”

Photos shared by the Patriots showed Matthew Slater, Kendrick Bourne, David Andrews, and Matthew Judon modeling the uniforms.

The uniform features a red jersey with white and blue shoulder stripes, white pants with red and blue stripes, and a white helmet with the Pat Patriot logo.

The red throwbacks were worn during the first three-plus decades of the organization’s existence before they were swapped out for the short-lived royal blue uniforms that featured flying Elvis logos on the shoulders.

The throwbacks have been brought out sporadically between 1994 and 2012, with the Patriots racking up a 9-3 record when they wore them.

They have not made a return since then because the NFL imposed a player safety rule in 2013 that mandated every team stick to one helmet.

The Patriots wore navy and silver uniforms throughout the 2000s.

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