The Philadelphia Eagles “Kelly Green” alternate jerseys have finally been revealed in what was probably the most anticipated jersey reveal by a professional sports team sports fans have ever seen.
The Eagles took their sweet little time showing them off to the public, but the returns have been overwhelmingly positive and deservedly so, in my opinion.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 29, 2023
They look great, and fans will see them in action for the first time during Week 7, Sunday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins. They will also bring them out a second time during Thanksgiving weekend – Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.
Of course, Kelly Green was the Eagles’ primary uniform color from 1985-1995 before switching to Midnight Green, so aside from looking really cool, there is also a nostalgic element for those longer-tenured Eagles fans who watched the days of Randall Cunningham, Reggie White, and Jerome Brown, among many others.
The last time the Eagles wore Kelly Green was in their season opener in 2010 against the Packers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their last (at the time) NFL Championship. That game is more infamously known as the game where Clay Matthews concussed Kevin Kolb on a tackle from behind, paving the way for Michael Vick to take over as the starter, a job he held for the ensuing three and a half seasons.
Josh Sweat believes that the Eagles should go back to sporting Kelly Green full-time, with the black jerseys as their alternates. With all due respect to Sweat, I disagree entirely. The Midnight Greens are very good and are easily associated with the modern-day Philadelphia Eagles, who had much more overall success than the Kelly Green teams. It would also naturally make the Kelly Greens lose their luster over time. I think they are much better suited as alternate uniforms.