Bucs fans, rejoice. Come 2022 and beyond, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be able to don the Creamsicle throwback jerseys from the mid 70s-mid 90s.
That’s because –per ESPN’s Adam Schefter– the NFL approved a motion that will allow teams to wear alternate helmets in 2022, which subsequently allows teams to wear their throwbacks. This was previously disallowed and was the key reason as to why the Bucs couldn’t wear their throwback jerseys in previous seasons.
NFL approved alternate helmets today for teams wearing throwback uniforms starting in 2022, per league sources. This opens the door to the defending world-champion Bucs wearing the old white helmets with the orange swashbuckling Buccaneer as early as 2022.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 24, 2021
The thought of Tom Brady and other Bucs in a Creamsicle is a delight for just about any Bucs fan. The same goes for Pats fans and Cam Newton and the Pat Patriot throwbacks. And you can never forget about the Packers or Steelers throwback jerseys.
These don’t look too shabby, either:
This is actually going to happen. So clean.
(via e.swaps on IG) pic.twitter.com/6VouLQiKiL
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 24, 2021
Per The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL sent out a memo Thursday detailing the news. Per the memo, teams must inform the NFL of their intent to use an alternate helmet by July 31, 2021.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 24, 2021
I think it’s safe to say the Bucs will be just fine approving the idea of another helmet that allows them to wear their throwback jerseys.
As will the rest of the NFL.
What do you think of the decision to allow the Bucs and the rest of the NFL to have an extra helmet so they can wear throwback jerseys? Let us know via the comment section below!