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NFL relaxes policy on alternate uniforms; teams allowed one extra game in 2018

It’s July, okay?

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported in this week’s MMQB that the NFL is relaxing their rules on teams wearing their alternate/throwback uniforms. Instead of only being allowed to wear their third uniforms twice per season, teams are now allowed to wear them three times.

Want some uniform news? The NFL is relaxing its policy to where teams will now be able to wear their alternates/throwbacks or color rush jerseys on three occasions during the season. It used to be that teams could only wear the former twice, but this gives teams the option to wear those three times. The upshot? The Rams will probably wear the blue-and-yellow throwbacks three times, and should be able to avoid wearing the mismatched blue-and-gold jerseys with the white-horned helmets.

What this means for the Panthers

This means the Panthers can wear their all-blue color rush uniform three times this season if they want to, and I hope they do because the all-blue look is far and away their best color combination. (Yes, it’s better than the all-black uniform. Fight me.)

Hopefully this is the first step of many that the league takes in relaxing some of it’s weird rules. Teams should be allowed to wear as many different uniform combinations as they want, so long as they don’t clash with the opposing team. Football is supposed to be fun, after all, so let teams express themselves however they see fit. Sounds reasonable, right?

What do you think, Panthers fans? Do you hope the Panthers take advantage of this extra game to wear their blue uniform? Which game would you like to see them choose? I’m hoping they pick opening day, so they can remind the Cowboys of what happened the last time we faced off.

Share your thoughts in the comments.