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The Philadelphia Eagles will wear their Kelly Green jerseys on Sunday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins. Kelly Green mania has swept Philadelphia since the organization announced the throwback alternate uniforms.

Nick Sirianni

Head coach Nick Sirianni spoke to the media on Wednesday about the appeal of the alternate uniforms.

“I think it’s an exciting thing for the fans, and I think it’s an exciting thing for us. We know we can’t get too wrapped up in that and we’ll be focused…, but it’s cool.” -Nick Sirianni

He shared an interesting story about his college career at Mount Union and how uniforms can add some good energy to the locker room. He added that he can’t get his son to wear anything besides his Kelly Green A.J. Brown jersey.

Wearing a different uniform doesn’t give a team an advantage, but Sirianni spoke with a positive sentiment.

“Look good, feel good, play good, right?” -Sirianni

Eagles Fans in Kelly Green

The color distribution at Lincoln Financial Field in recent seasons has been a little bit surprising. The most successful eras in Eagles history have come in the Midnight Green uniforms, from the peaks of Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid to the miracle ride with Nick Foles in Super Bowl LII to the early success of the Sirianni era.

Why do we still see so many Reggie White and Randall Cunningham jerseys in the crowd then?

The Eagles are more central to the culture of their city than any other team in the NFL. Generations of Philadelphians have passed down fandom to their children and grandchildren. Wearing the Kelly Green has become a tribute to the long history.

Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles have been through hardship, but they’ve come out on the other side.

Wearing Kelly Green reminds Eagles fans that they’ve taken a few punches to get to a point when they can appreciate modern success while honoring the roots of a beloved tradition and the identity of the fan base.

The throwback merchandise sold out faster than the speed of light. Expect Lincoln Financial Field to be painted with Kelly Green on Sunday.

If you need evidence, just look at the excitement on social media from this week.

11 Best Kelly Green Social Media Tributes

  • Remembering Reggie

    What better way could there be to kick off the festivities than with a tribute to the late, great Reggie White? “The Minister of Defense” last played for the Eagles in 1992, but you’ll see plenty of fans at the Linc wearing his jersey to this day.

  • Jalen Hurts and Randall Cunningham

    This one is just incredible. “The Ultimate Weapon” revolutionized the quarterback position in Kelly Green. The new franchise quarterback gets to pay tribute to a legendary predecessor against the Dolphins.

  • Kelly Green Merchandise

    Eagles fans became absolutely obsessed with Kelly Green merchandise the second the team released it. There’s something fascinating about wearing Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, Jalen Carter, or Nick Foles jersey from a different era.

  • Schefty Shouts Out City Hall

    The John Kincade Show’s elite weekly guest reposted a picture of Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert, DeVonta Smith, and James Bradberry standing on Broad Street with City Hall in the background. Who better to represent a historical tribute in the city of Philadelphia than William Penn?

  • The Kelly Green Nostalgia

    Those helmets remind the older generation of Eagles fans what it was like to watch the “Gang Green” defense under Buddy Ryan and Bud Carson. They’ll get a taste of nostalgia when the Eagles face the Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

  • Brandon Graham- The Longest Tenured Philadelphia Athlete

    Brandon Graham is the only current player who wore the Kelly Green in Week 1 of the 2010 season. The Eagles celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1960 NFL Championship team in a home game against the Green Bay Packers, the team they famously defeated for the title at Franklin Field.

  • Eagles Going All Out

    Count on Jeff McLane for anything and everything going on at the NovaCare Complex, even a backdrop change during media availability.

  • Throwback Thursday

    The Eagles have had more success in Midnight Green under the ownership of Jeffery Lurie. However, Philadelphia fans still have a place in their hearts for the teams that wore Kelly Green. These fans have hung through the tough times and come out on the other side.

  • The Sneak Peak

    Look at those beauties. Imagine how much better they’re going to look on Sunday with the jerseys.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Stop it. Someone actually had to ask this question.

  • Let the National Media Join the Fun

    The national media has entered the mix. They won’t hate on Philadelphia as much as they have in the past though (hopefully).

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