Russell Wilson is lobbying for these Seahawks throwbacks, and we need them like we need air to breathe
It's officially new uniform season in the NFL, and this year, the seamstresses are expected to be pretty dang busy. Seven teams are expected to unveiling new looks ahead of the NFL Draft on April 23rd. The Browns, Falcons, Buccaneers, and Rams are all anticipated to have at least one completely new uniform for the upcoming season, while the Chargers, Colts, and Patriots will debut some updated freshness to go with their dramatically overhauled rosters. One team that's notably absent from the list, however, are the Seattle Seahawks, and Russell Wilson just ain't having it.
In the words of Oliver Twist, PLEASE SIR MAY WE HAVE SOME DAMN MORE. If the Seahawks were to roll these bad boys out, they would immediately jump to the top of the NFL-throwback laundry pile alongside the Dolphins' Miami Miracle kit, the Falcons' black beauties, and the Patriots' Pat the Patriot tributes. Plus as an added bonus, they would completely upstage their NFC West rivals the Los Angeles Rams, who unveiled their new identity to almost universal hatred this week. Come on, just imagine Russ, DK, and the boys rocking these against the Niners next season? Your eyes would get instant cavities from all that candy.
Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - CIRCA 1979: Quarterback Jim Zorn #10 of the Seattle Seahawks scrambles with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game circa 1979 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Zorn played for the Seahawks from 1976-84. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks v New York Jets
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Wide Receiver Steve Largent #80 of the Seattle Seahawks runs a pass rout against the New York Jets during an NFL football game at Shea Stadium September 11, 1983 in the Queens borough of New York City. Largent played for the Seahawks from 1976-89. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Hell, we'd even settle for those clean whites.
So will we ever get to see these PNW classics in the modern NFL? Time will tell, but as is usually the case with the iconic throwbacks we all clamor for but never see, the NFL's 2013 rule that all teams must use the same color helmet over the course of the season remains a sticking point. Here's hoping, for the sake of Russell Wilson and football fans everywhere, that the Hawks can find a loophole.