Detroit Lions could reveal alternate helmet for 2023 season this week

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-20 19:10:29-04

The Detroit Lions will likely unveil alternate helmets for the 2023 season this week after talking about the new helmets earlier this year.

In a cryptic post on Twitter on Monday, the Lions tweeted out photo of a Ford vehicle with the license plate "ALT HMT" and a decal on the car that says "June 21."

It's likely that the team will show off the new helmet on Wednesday, given the tweet.

In February, WXYZ confirmed the Lions would have an alternate helmet for the 2023 season and they are working on a full uniform overhaul in 2024.

The NFL allows a second helmet to be worn, as long as no new logo is created and some logo from team history is shown.

Lions president Rod Wood said uniform changes will be more drastic than the last unveiling in 2017, but won’t happen this year. He told the Free Press in an interview the team is working with Nike on designs.

The NFL permits teams to change uniforms every five seasons, so the Lions could have implemented new jerseys this upcoming season. Wood said at the owners’ meetings in 2022 the team was planning changes.

The alternate helmets will only be worn this season, Wood told the Free Press. 13 of the 32 NFL teams wore alternate helmets this past year.