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The last time we checked in on the Eagles’ quest to wear kelly green throwback uniforms in the modern NFL, team owner Jeffrey Lurie said he had “hopes” for the 2020 season.

That was around this time last year, with seemingly plenty of time for the NFL to amend its uniform rules.

Unfortunately for Lurie, and for Eagles fans obsessed with the uniforms, 2020 isn’t the year.

Paul Lukas, best known as the proprietor of the Uni Watch blog, reported Wednesday that the NFL will not be changing its one-helmet shell rule for the 2020 season – though there is hope for the 2021 season:

Yes, I know the same thing was said last March. “Not this year, but maybe the next one!” And it’s entirely possible we’ll hear the same line next March, but an NFL spokesperson acknowledging the possibility of a rule change is at least… somewhat good? Maybe?

The Eagles, of course, have been fighting this fight for years.

They ran into the NFL’s rules about helmets, which require teams to wear the same helmets all year long because of helmet safety regulations, when trying to revive the kelly green look in 2014. Lurie acknowledged in 2017 that the team wanted to bring the jerseys back. And now this.

The Birds most recently wore a kelly green throwback in 2010, in a Week 1 showdown against the Packers. Kevin Kolb started the game, then got hurt, and Michael Vick nearly brought the Eagles back for a win.

To be honest, there’s no way the payoff is going to feel satisfying enough once the Eagles get to wear these uniforms. They’re awesome, but all the struggle against the league has sort of turned this into a “Does it even matter?” situation. The Eagles have good current uniforms. Enjoy them now, and if we get kelly green at some point in the future, it’s all the better.

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