So we took an image of QB Aaron Rodgers, and used the away jersey as the template. Then all we had to do was turn the white to yellow. The pants would not change, nor would the helmet.
As a part of the NFL’s overall head safety program, teams must use the same helmet all season.
From August 2013: “Our Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, chaired by Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen, and the Player Safety Advisory Panel, chaired by John Madden and Ronnie Lott, have recommended that players no longer wear different helmets as part of a ‘Throwback’ or ‘Third’ uniform,” the memo from the league office said. “Our office supports this change and has reviewed it with the chairman of our Health and Safety ownership committee, Dr. John York, who concurs with this recommendation.”
The league office told all teams planning to wear throwback uniforms that players must wear their regular helmets on throwback (or alternate color) dates. The outside of the helmet can be modified by removing or replacing decals or changing the facemask, but the helmet itself must stay the same. Once players have properly fitted helmets that they’re comfortable wearing, the NFL doesn’t want them changing helmets during the season just for appearances.
So, we’ll see how all of this plays out. Regardless of what the Packers’ uniform is, we’re pretty sure it won’t be popular with everyone. But it’s only for one game.