A Nostalgic Return: Eagles Unveil 'Kelly Green' Throwback Jerseys

The Philadelphia Eagles have taken a trip down memory lane, unveiling their much-anticipated 'Kelly Green' jerseys. These iconic uniforms, which were made popular by legendary players such as Randall Cunningham, Reggie White, and Seth Joyner in the late 1980s and early 1990s, were revealed two days ahead of schedule on social media. The excitement was palpable as current stars Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, and Brandon Graham donned the throwback jerseys, bridging the gap between past and present.

The Return of an Era

The 'Kelly Green' jerseys are not just a nod to the past, but a revival of an era. The Eagles wore these uniforms from 1985 to 1995, a period that saw some of the team's most memorable performances. The return of the 'Kelly Green' is more than just a color; it's a symbol of the team's rich history and legacy.

More Than Just a Jersey

The Eagles didn't stop at the jerseys. They also reintroduced the silver pants, another staple of the 1980s and 1990s uniforms, which haven't been worn since the 1995 season. Additionally, the players will sport white socks with twin 'Kelly Green' stripes, further enhancing the nostalgic feel. Even the alternate logo is a throwback to the 'Kelly Green' Eagles logo used from 1987 to 1995.

A Long-Awaited Comeback

The return of the 'Kelly Green' jerseys has been eagerly awaited by fans and the team alike. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has been vocal about his desire to bring back these iconic jerseys. The 'Kelly Green' made a brief comeback in 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 NFL Championship team, but this marks its official return after a 26-year hiatus.


The unveiling of the 'Kelly Green' throwback jerseys is a celebration of the Eagles' storied past. It's a reminder of the team's glory days and a testament to its enduring legacy. As we await the announcement of when these jerseys will be worn in 2023, one thing is clear - the 'Kelly Green' era is back, and it's here to stay.

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